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.  Community Advisory Committees have specific and important roles and responsibilities which are reviewed in detail in the California SELPA Community Advisory Committee Guide, 5th Edition, 2022.  Learn more by watching this informational video about how SELPAs work together with parents and districts to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.

SELPA Parents Video

Release Date:  March 29, 2022
Details: Understand the value of SELPA through the journeys of six amazing parents from across various regions of California who have directly benefited from SELPA leadership in the design of programs and services for their children, and SELPA advocacy for students with disabilities.
Credits:  Directed by David Benson; Produced by Maurice Ghysels; Executive Producers - Rob Kirk, Aaron Benton, Patty Metheny, and Anjanette Pelletier  


Want to stay informed?  You are 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 2022-23 School YearFront cover of trifold SELPA brochure about the Community Advisory Committee

September 22, 2022
"Nurtured Heart Approach" 
by Daymi Trowbridge, Program Specialist
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Location:  Marigold Elementary School, Chico USD
Agenda     Flyer 

November 17, 2022
"Assistive Technology Solutions for the Home Setting" 
by Casi Heartstrong, SPG Therapy
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Location:  Sierra Avenue Elementary School, Thermalito UESD
Agenda    Flyer

February 9, 2023
by TBD
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Location:  Marigold Elementary School, Chico USD
Agenda     Flyer

March 28, 2023
"Positive Behavior Strategies in the Home Setting" 
by Christy Carr, BCOE Behavior Specialist and Amanda Maffei, Program Specialist
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Location:  Sierra Avenue Elementary School, Thermalito UESD
Agenda     Flyer

Thursday, May 11, 2023
CAC Student Awards and Recognition Night
Time: 6 - 7:30 pm
Location:  In-Person
Agenda     Flyer



  Photos of smiling students and staff at the Community Advisory Committee awards event from May 2022