Community Advisory Committee

The Community Advisory  Committee  (CAC) acts in an advisory capacity to the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA).  Parents, educators, care providers, and interested community members are all welcome to join.  Being a member of the CAC offers the opportunity to be involved and assist in developing, planning, and implementing activities that provide for greater success for students with exceptional needs.  Please note that ALL parents and guardians are welcome to attend any of our public meetings or CAC trainings.  There is no special application required to attend CAC.  However, if you would like to be considered a standing voting member, an application will need to be completed, which you can obtain by emailing us at 

Want to stay informed?  Join our CAC information list serve on the Remind app by clicking on the link below.  When you join, you will be sent a confirmation email and then your'e all set. Pertinent information about meetings and parent training opportunities will be sent directly to your smartphone or email.  You are also invited to join our Facebook page at Butte County SELPA Community Connection, from here or the home page.  We will frequently post there about important events in the community as well as special education updates and information.


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CAC Meetings for 2020-21 School YearFront cover of trifold SELPA brochure about the Community Advisory Committee

Thursday, September 3, 2020
"Overview of the Nurtured Heart Approach" 
by Kay Paden, SELPA Program Specialist
Time: 5 - 7 pm
Location:  Zoom

Monday, November 16, 2020
"Suicide in School-Aged Children" 
by Dr. Shelley Hart, CSU Chico
Time: 5 - 7 pm
Location:  Zoom

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
"Addressing Behaviors in the Home and School Settings" 
by Tara Yarberry, SELPA Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Location:  TBD

Thursday, March 25, 2021
"Communication and Advocacy in Special Education" 
by Aaron Benton, SELPA Director
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Location:  TBD

Thursday, May 13, 2021
CAC Student Awards and Recognition Night
Time: 6 - 7:30 pm
Location:  TBD