2021-22 Community Advisory Committee

CAC Mission

The CAC's ultimate goal is to ensure that students succeed in maximizing their potential, receive the best possible education, and have equal access to all services. The CAC collaborates with the local SELPA to ensure that the educational requirements of special education students are met. The CAC serves as a liaison between SELPA, the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), local districts, families, community members, students, and teachers, so that all voices are heard. The organization also provides consumer education, information, and referral to resources. The Sonoma County Community Advisory Committee (CAC) advises the local Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) as specified by the State Education Code Part 30, Sections 56001, 56190-56194, 56195.7, 56195.9, 56200, 56205, 56240, 56728.7, and 56780.

More information about the CAC and its operations can be found in the CAC Bylaws (see Related Documents).

CAC Executive Board Members

  • Sarah Ponsford - CAC Executive Chairperson
  • Larkin O'Leary - Executive Vice Chairperson
  • Emily King - Financial Officer
  • Secretary/Social Media - Open Position
  • Susan Langer - SELPA Representative

Message from the CAC president

View a message from the CAC president, Sarah Ponsford

Meeting Recordings

View a recording of the January 18, 2021 CAC meeting. Use the following passcode to access the recording: #G*S+c3$

View a recording of the November 16, 2021 CAC meeting. Use the following passcode to access the recording: R92DYr=!

CAC Meetings

All CAC meetings are open to the public. Due to COVID-19, the CAC meetings will be accessed via Zoom from 6:00-7:30 until further notice. Each meeting will have a topic and guest speaker. Be sure to get on the email list to receive an agenda prior to the meeting. Please contact the SELPA office at (707) 524-2750 with inquiries.

The CAC informational brochure includes the meeting dates and topics planned for the Community Advisory Committee. It is available in English and Spanish (see Related Documents).

2021-22 Meeting Schedule:

August 31, 2021 Emergency Meeting, 7-8 pm https://zoom.us/j/94123078755
September 21, 2021 Virtual Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92203846912
November 16, 2021 Virtual Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95160364910
January 18, 2022 Virtual Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98542110991
* February 22, 2022 Virtual Meeting
6-7 pm
April 12, 2022 Virtual Meeting
6-7 pm
** May 17, 2022 Virtual Meeting
6-7:30 pm

* "Transitions and Your Adult Child" with presenter, John Fischer

** ADR Parent Panel

2021-22 Student CAC Meeting Schedule (All Meetings are from 5:30-6:00):

September 21, 2021 Virtual Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93668129561
November 16, 2021
January 18, 2022
May 17, 2022

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