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.  You can also stay informed by joining 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.  Please note that "Planning Team Meetings" are public meetings within the meaning of the Brown Act, and these are meetings where discussion and action items will be considered.  Other events below are strictly considered trainings or recognition events.

CAC Meetings and Trainings for 2023-24 School YearFront cover of trifold SELPA brochure about the Community Advisory Committee

August 16, 2023
Planning Team Meeting
(for designated CAC Representatives, Public Meeting)
Time:  Noon to 1:00 pm, Virtual
Agenda

September 13, 2023 - Training

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

October 16, 2023
Planning Team Meeting
(for designated CAC Representatives, Public Meeting)
Time:  Noon to 1:00 pm, Virtual
Agenda

November 16, 2023 - Training
"Assistive Technology Solutions for the Home Setting" 
by Casi Heartstrong, Assistive Technology/AAC Consultant
Time: 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Location:  TBD
Agenda    Flyer

January 24, 2024 
Planning Team Meeting
(for designated CAC Representatives, Public Meeting)
Time:  Noon to 1:00 pm, Virtual
Agenda


February 8, 2024 - Training
"Behavior Supports in the Home Setting" 
by Erin Miller, SELPA Program Specialist
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Location:  Marigold Elementary School, Chico USD
Agenda     Flyer

March 11, 2024

Planning Team Meeting
(for designated CAC Representatives, Public Meeting)
Time:  Noon to 1:00 pm, Virtual
Agenda

Saturday, April 27, 2024 - Training
Parent University and Resource Fair
Butte County SELPA Team and Community Partners
Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Location:  Bidwell Junior High School, 2376 North Avenue, Chico
Save the Date Flyer    Detailed Registration Flyer with Schedule of Events


Thursday, May 16, 2024
CAC Student Awards and Recognition Night
Time: 6 - 7:30 pm
Location:  Lakeside Pavillion, 2565 California Park Dr., Chico
Flyer 

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  

collage of over 20 students each receiving awards with the SELPA backdrop and balloons, many of them with their parents  

Graphic art image of different colored hands reaching to the sky.