V-CAC Meeting October 22nd, 5:30-7:30

Next V-CAC Meeting October 22nd, 5:30-7:30PM 

5000 W. CYPRESS AVE (VUSD BOARD ROOM) 

Agenda:

5:30-5:45: Dr. Oto, Superintendent

5:45-6:45: Norma Erwin, Special Ed Law

6:45-7:30: Review data and action plan

 

On September 10, 2018, the first annual VUSD Special Education Community Advisory Committee meeting was held in the VUSD Board Room. We had a great turnout!  The purpose of the V-CAC meeting is to keep parents informed about what is happening in Special Education and to make sure parents have a voice as we develop goals for the next 3-5 years.  At this meeting parents provided input into four goal areas:

 

1: Appropriate use of resources

2: Consistent and collaborative communication

3: Services for students who have more intensive needs

4: Developing an inclusive mindset

 

Parent input, by goal area, included:

 

Goal 1:

  • Parent and staff training in differentiation, inclusion, sensory integration, behavior
  • Consistency with support and staff
  • Reduce staff turnover
  • More staff- speech, psychologists, paras

 

Goal 2:

  • Communicating any changes ahead of time
  • Communicating student schedule
  • Have a welcoming environment for all families (including families who do not have English as primary language)
  • Welcome parent involvement
  • Improve transition plan between grade spans and parent participation
  • Make sure all teachers have copies of the student IEP

 

Goal 3:

  • Understand and utilize best practices for autism
  • Need more options and programs (a continuum of services)
  • More elective classes that include SPED students
  • Community based opportunities
  • A seat in general education has to be meaningful

 

Goal 4:

  • Students need to appropriately access general education supports
  • Professional development for general and special education staff on inclusive practices
  • Disability awareness training
  • Implement accommodations and modifications as written
  • Specialized Learning Center students need to be included in general education classes on campus