California Education Code (Part 30, Chapter 2, Article 7, 56190
requires each Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) to establish a
Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC). CAC serves in
an advisory capacity to the Board of Education and Special Education
administration on the implementation of the Local Plan.
is a legal document that describes how Chico Unified provides
services to students with exceptional needs. CAC membership is comprised
of parents with students who receive special education services,
parents with students in general education, district staff from both
special and general education, community agency representatives and any
community member who is interested in special education.
Committee meets 10 months per year. Although CAC nominates potential
members, the board appoints them. Any parent of a student in the
district, staff or community member may attend and participate in CAC