Community Advisory Committee
WEST END SELPA
The West End Special Education Local Plan Area (WESELPA) provides educational services designated to complement, coordinate, and facilitate the programs operated on a cooperative basis between participating local school districts: Alta Loma, Central Chaffey Joint Union, Chino Valley Unified, Cucamonga, Etiwanda, Mt. Baldy Join, Mountain View, Ontario-Montclair, Upland Unified, and San Bernardino County Programs (SBCSS-West End). Through cooperative use of SELPA and district resources, special education programs in the West End of San Bernardino County are able to provide effective and high quality services to children with special needs and their parents.
The West End SELPA schedules meetings of organizational committees structured to provide group direction for the programs and services delivered to children with disabilities. The SELPA acknowledges the extreme importance of establishing procedures to involve parents/guardians, teachers, and committee members in the local special education planning process. The Community Advisory Committee advises the Program Advisory Committee and acts as a liaison between the SELPA Administrator and the community.
COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The CAC is a group of parents, educators, and community members, which is established in accordance with Edcuation Code 56190. Members are nominated and appointed by their district's school board for a two-year term of office.
The mission of the Committee shall be to encourage cooperative communication between parents, students, and educators:
- to provide information and resources to families and educators about available services, community groups, community activities and parent support groups
- to advise the SELPA Administrator and LEA Directors, Superintendents' Council or member Boards regarding program development, services and content of the Local Plan by promoting positive educational system change and improvement
- promote the importance of regular school attendance
- ensure the importance of community awareness activites as well as support positive political action on behalf of students with disabilities. The ultimate mission is to ensure students with disabilities pursue their hopes and dreams to full extent of their individual talents and capabilities as well as have equal access to all appropriate services.
MEETINGS AND PRESENTATIONS
The CAC holds regular meetings during the school year to review and discuss all aspects of special education. During the business meetings, time is set aside for public input. Each year, the CAC offers several Parent Information Presentations regarding various programs and services available in the West End. All committee meetings and presentations are open to the public and attendance is encouraged,