Community Advisory Committee

About the CAC

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC)is made up of members representing the community. Members include parents, special and general education teachers, psychologists,consultants, students with disabilities, and various representatives from public and private agencies.

These members are nominated and appointed by the school boards of participating Local Education Agencies(LEAs) within the Desert/Mountain SELPA.

The CAC holds periodic meetings during the school year to review and discuss all aspects of special education. Guest speakers are provided for parent education. Public concerns are welcomed. The CAC is a place where problems and concerns can be shared, discussed, and resolved. The meetings are open to the public and attendance is welcomed.

The goal of the CAC is to involve interested parents, students, teachers, education specialists/consultants, and community members in advising the SELPA and LEA school boards of the educational needs of special education students and to help secure appropriate services for each individual.

CAC members are selected by their peers and must also be formally appointed by their local school boards. Most of the CAC members must be parents and members should represent not only parents concerned with the quality of special education but the entire special education community.

All CAC meetings are opened to the general public and everyone is welcomed to attend! All interested parents, teachers, students, community members, and anyone who has an interest in special education is encouraged to join us at regularly scheduled meetings. Meetings are held on Tuesdays four times a year.

For additional information, contact our office at (760) 955-3551.