What is a Community Advisory Committee (CAC)?

A Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is made up of parents, educators, and community members who are involved in special education. For a list of these members click here. The CAC of the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE) provides meetings and special events throughout the year and advises the superintendents of the 14 school districts about special education services. Each meeting includes information on a special education topic, resources for families, and opportunities to meet with other parents to exchange resources, information, and ideas.

Whether you are a student who qualifies for special education services, a parent or family member of a student, or a district teacher or staff person, we can help!

CAC Meetings Are Open to the Public!

Anyone with an interest in special education is encouraged to attend, especially if your child receives special education services from one of the NCCSE school districts.

Click here for more information on meeting times, location, agenda, as well as past meeting minutes.

Why Is It Worth Your Time to Attend CAC Meetings?

Parents who have attended Community Advisory Committee meetings report that they have found opportunities to:

  • Connect with other parents and with school district teachers and administrators,
  • Learn about resources for their child and family,
  • Participate in shaping the activities of the committee, including conversations with school district staff and administrators, parent workshops, an awards ceremony, and
  • Develop and expand their leadership skills.

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Updated 8/22/2017

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