Santa Clarita Valley SELPA

Community Advisory Committee


Who Are We?

The Santa Clarita Valley CAC is composed of volunteer parents, educators, and other interested community members who want to make a difference in the education of all children.

Your CAC seeks to join together parents, educators, lawmakers, service providers and others in our community with the goal of improving and protecting the education of our children with special needs.  Your CAC is here to inform, empower, and support you.  We invite you to join us in our quest to help others in our community.

Philosophy

The Special Education CAC believes that every child has a right to fulfill their potential with dignity, hope, and opportunity.  The CAC is committed to ensuring:

  • Quality education for all children
  • Collaboration between parents and schools
  • Empowering parents through education and advocacy
  • Access to resources and information
  • Benefits of being involved

The CAC can give you the knowledge and skills necessary to become more comfortable in your role as a partner in the education process for your child.  The CAC serves as a way to gain, as well as share knowledge, and help develop the best possible programs for our students.

Through CAC Parents Can...

  • Learn about school and community resources related to special education
  • Receive training and skill building through workshops
  • Discuss ideas and concerns with people who will listen, understand, and respond
  • Collaborate and network with other parents
  • Have the opportunity for personal growth and leadership developement
  • Receive information related to your child's disability
  • Engage in effective advocacy for children with special needs

How Can I get Involved?

  • Attend a CAC meeting  (All meetings are open to the public)
  • Apply to become a CAC member representing your child's school district*
  • Join one of the CAC subcommittees
  • Help plan and organize CAC parent workshops

*To become a voting member of CAC, interested persons should complete a nomination application.  They can get the nomination application from the SELPA, local school district, or you obtain one from the website.  Anyone may self-nominate; all nominations are reviewed by the local school district and the SELPA prior to approval.

*If you are interested in becoming a voting CAC member, 

click here for a membership application and return it to your local school district. 

                  Membership Application                


Meeting Location for most Workshops:
Bridgeport Elementary School  
23670 Newhall Ranch Road, Santa Clarita, CA  91355

Child Care and Interpreter Services
Please call the SELPA Office to request
childcare and interpreter services:
661-294-5398



2016-2017 BROCHURE -  ENGLISH



2016-2017 Meetings/Parent Workshop Schedule

October 24, 2016

WHAT ARE DESIGNATED INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES (DIS) / RELATED SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Click here for informational flier - ENGLISH

Click here for informational flier - SPANISH

Location:  Bridgeport Elementary School


February 6, 2017

Social Media Training:  The Secret Life of Kids Online, What You Need to Know

Location:  Bridgeport Elementary School


April 17, 2017

Summer Activities Fair

Location:  Valencia Library


May 15, 2017

Topic:  TBD



This schedule is subject to change.