The purpose of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for Special Education is to advocate for effective Special Education programs and services, and advise the Board of Education on priorities in the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). The State Education Code mandates that each SELPA must have a CAC and that a majority of CAC members be parents.   In San Francisco, CAC meetings are usually held on the fourth Thursday of each month (except July, November and December). These meetings are open to the public; everyone is welcome to attend. Joining the CAC gives you an opportunity to have your opinions heard and make a difference in the way Special Education is conducted in our area — please join us!


Thursday, November 16th 

6:30-8:00 pm Safety Awareness and Bullying Prevention

5:45 – 6:30 p.m.Coffee Chat

SFUSD Special Education Supervisors will host an Open Forum Group Coffee Chat before the regular CAC meeting from 5:45 - 6:30pm.

Meeting Location:    Support For Families of Children With Disabilities,  1663 Mission Street, 7th floor. (click here for map)  Street parking is available on Mission Street and nearby streets. To be admitted to the building after hours, press #70 on the keypad at the front door and the door will be released.CHILDCARE and INTERPRETATION are provided ONLY if reserved IN ADVANCE. TO RESERVE THESE SERVICES, PLEASE CALL 415-920-5040.

  Other important meetings:

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Board of Education Augmented Curriculum and Program Committee  (555 Franklin St ) will discuss Resolution 1710-10A1 - In Support of Reducing SFUSD Assessments (Sanchez/Cook) .

The CAC will be responding with a statement on this proposed board resolution.


Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Regular Board of Education Meeting (555 Franklin St).

the Superintendent will give the results of his 90 Day Report “listening tour.”

Contact the CAC at:

Let us know your concerns. What’s working? What isn’t working?DistrictIssuesForm.pdf

“Like” us on Facebook! lCAC Facebook Page


California Special Ed Law wiki
Community Alliance For Special Education
 DCYF Special Needs Inclusion Project  (SNIP)
 Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
• Mayor's Office on Disability – San Francisco
• On Special Education – Education Week
 Parent Advisory Council (PAC)
 Parents Education Network (PEN)
• Parents For Public Schools – San Francisco
• Protection & Advocacy Inc.
• Rachel Norton's blog
• Robin Hansen: Special Education Examiner
Senior Dad – about parenting and education   
• SFUSD Special Education Webpage 
• Special Ed Law Blog
Support for Families of Children With Disabilities
TASH – Equity, Opportunity and Inclusion 

Alex, Kindergarten

San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD)
Community Advisory Committee (CAC) For Special Education

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Adam, Grade 5

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