COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING MARCH 18, 2015 JUNTA DEL COMITÉ ASESOR COMUNITARIO 18 DE MARZO, 2015 COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA March 18, 2015 PLEASE TURN CELL PHONES TO ‘OFF’ OR ‘VIBRATE’ I. Welcome and Introductions I. Bienvenida e Introducción II. Presentation: Overview - new state testing and what it means for students with IEPS II. Tema Principal: Información general sobre los nuevos exámenes estatales ◦ y lo que significan para los estudiantes con IEPs III. Program Director’s Report III. Reporte del Director del Programa IV. Public Comments IV. Comentario Público V. Approval of February 2015 Minutes V. Aprobación de las Minutas del mes de febrero de 2015 VI. Review of Recreation and Resource Fair VI. Feria de Recreación y Recursos VII. Open nominations for 2015-2016 Executive Board VII. Nominaciones abiertas para la Junta Directiva 2015-2016 VIII. Excellence in Special Education Awards Ceremony VIII. Cermonia de Premación a la Excelencia en Educación Especial IX. Family Resources IX. Recursos para familias X. Small Group Discussions of the 2014-2015 Priorities Report X. Discusión del Reporte de Prioridades 2014-2015 XI. Closure and Adjournment XI. Clausura y Aplazamiento NEXT PUBLIC CAC MEETING: Awards Ceremony – Wednesday, May 27, 2015 PRÓXIMA JUNTA DEL CAC: Cermonia de Premación a la Excelencia en Educación Especial - miércoles, 27 de mayo de 2015 Overview of the new state testing and what it means for students with IEPs Denise Hernandez, Program Specialist, North Coastal Consortium for Special Education Información general sobre los nuevos exámenes estatales y lo que significan para los estudiantes con IEPs Denise Hernandez, Program Specialist, North Coastal Consortium for Special Education Program Director’s Report Reporte del Director del Programa Public Comments? Comentario Público We welcome public comments – they can be acknowledgement of good practices, or questions or concerns about special education services that impact groups of children. In compliance with the Brown act, there will be no action taken at the meeting in which a comment is made, though there may be time for discussion. The executive committee will respond to comments at the following CAC meeting. Individual speakers are limited to three (3) minutes for their presentation and the total time for public comments per meeting is 15 minutes Some Previous Public Comments CAC meetings being more accessible throughout NCCSE: ◦ Several options were considered in depth ◦ Videotaping and posting CAC meeting on NCCSE website at ◦ www.nccse.org/cac-meeting-videos-and-handouts Student voices on CAC: ◦ Student voices included in the priorities report ◦ Increasing the number of student presentations at CAC meetings ◦ Workshop by self-advocate for parents and high school students Approval of February 2015 Minutes Aprobación de las Minutas del mes de febrero de 2015 Review of Recreation and Resource Fair March 14, 2015 Feria de Recreación y Recursos 14 de marzo, 2015 2015-2016 Executive Board Nominations Nominaciones abiertas para la Junta Directiva 2015-2016 • Eight board positions – must be CAC Representatives • Nominations open through tonight’s meeting • Great to nominate yourself • If nominating another CAC representative, get their agreement • Executive Board members will be approved at the April 15 meeting • Will take office on June 1, 2015 Excellence in Special Education Awards Ceremony Cermonia de Premación a la Excelencia en Educación Especial Wednesday, May 27 , 2015 CAC representatives to attend to: ◦ Greet awardees and their guests ◦ Be acknowledged for your participation on CAC ◦ Sign up sheet being passed around for help: ◦ Greeters ◦ Registration for awardees ◦ Set up help ◦ Clean up help ◦ Taking pictures Family Resources Recursos para familias Includes workshops, events, resources Hotline in English and Spanish: 888-797-5575 CAC Priorities Report Process Discusión del Reporte de Prioridades 2014-2015 • October: district directors and CAC representatives pick one or two goals each • April same group meets to: • Celebrate progress on goals • Give input for new report • April/May new report is drafted and approved • May/June report is presented/discussed with special education directors and superintendents of the 14 school districts Some accomplishments from the 20132014 school year: Priority 1 – Academic & Social Inclusion Accredited peer tutor class General and special education co-teaching trainings and support Priority 3 – Self-Advocacy ◦ Student participation in IEPs at all levels/ages ◦ Opportunities for students to use multi-modality approaches to share their voice at IEP meetings ◦ Showed teachers videotapes and effective organizational tools to have students participate in their IEP meetings ◦ Showed the NCCSE CAC meeting video of students leading their IEPs ◦ Reviewed the I’m Determined website www.imdetermined.org Questions Should all the current priorities be kept in next year’s report? Should any be deleted? Are there any that should be added? Comments? Next public meeting PRÓXIMA JUNTA DEL CAC CAC Awards Ceremony May 27, 2015 6:30 – 8:00 pm Cermonia de Premación a la Excelencia en Educación Especial miércoles, 27 de mayo de 2015 6:30 – 8:00 pm (CAC Representatives will receive an email to RSVP for the Representative–Director meeting in April) Any questions? Stay for a few minutes to: chat with others, enjoy refreshments, check out the resources and book table Walk to your car with a friend!