no agenda published yet https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/as/acseclndr.asp
SELPA Governance is our lead issue.
You are part of a movement. There are 703,977 students with disabilities in California. That means there are 1,407,954 special needs parents in California. And that doesn’t include your friends, extended family, and other people who believe in you, care about you, and believe in your child. It also doesn’t include younger kids with disabilities… Read More
No one knows what school districts spend to fight against their special education families… it is time to find out. If you talk to a parent of a child with disabilities, they all have or know a story about someone fighting their school district. Everyone dreads it. There’s got to be a pretty good business… Read More
California’s school dashboard for 2018 hides as much as it shows. Students with disabilities are present, but hidden (some would say “separate, but unequal). The following is the “Students with Disabilities” dashboard for California as a whole. It is taken directly from the main state summary (I’ve clicked on all the links and done a… Read More
Old business 181030-1 – CAC Revival – revive the San Mateo County SELPA CAC so that it can provide its full advisory function to the Governing Board as specified in Ed Code. 181030-2 – CAC integration into Governing Board – integrate CAC members into the Governing Board of the San Mateo County SELPA 181030-3- San… Read More
Better education is critical for special needs kids. In California, fewer than 15% of all special needs kids (12.5 percent of the student population – over 300,000 students) are performing at or above grade level (studies estimate that 80 percent or more children with disabilities could perform at or above grade level – a gap… Read More
… not on their web site yet (4 December 2018 at noon). This is a public meeting. We will be pushing for the revitalization of the San Mateo SELPA CAC at the next San Mateo SELPA governing board meeting.
Old business Disproportionate Suspensions for Students with Disabilities (S1 -March 2018) Easy bathroom access for changing disabled students to stop interfering with education time (S2 – September 2018). UPDATED 15 November 2018 – Question – when will temporary and permanent fixes be put in place? Lack of full support from contracted para-educators who don’t provide changing… Read More
Is your family in crisis? Does your child have a mental health diagnosis? Or do you suspect one? Are you working within or toward an IEP, whether in a public school or NPS placement? Do you have a 504 Plan? *** I was in crisis with my now-10 year old son for many years, with… Read More