CAC for Special Education

Community Advisory Committee for Special Education


Welcome Back!

We hope you had a restful break with plenty of time spent with friends and family. 

December was a month filled with inclusive activities as many in our community participated in SFUSD Inclusive Schools Week celebrations at our schools and in the community. Thanks to all those who volunteered, participated and contributed, it means a lot to our students and families.

This spring we have a number exciting events planned and look forward to a presentation from Dr Mary Bacon at our January meeting, the CCEIS Summit on January 28th and the return of the in person Support for Families Information Resource Conference on March 18th at John O'Connell High School. Read below for all the details.

Read the rest of the January update here

2022-2023 CAC UpdatesSeptember, October, November, December

2021-2022 CAC UpdatesAugust, September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May June


UPCOMING CAC Event - Thursday, February 23rd

TOPIC: Community Conversations about SFUSDs Budget & Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

Please join us to discuss and help shape SFUSD’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).  We will talk about family and community priorities and how families and community partners can help students and schools succeed.

CAC 2022-2023 Meeting Calendar |  Español | 中文 | Tiếng Việt | عربي | Tagalog 

Missed a meeting? Check out the CAC Meeting Archives to find minutes, presentation slides + more!

August 25, 2022 - Back to School - SFUSD Special Education

September 22, 2022 - Mental Health Supports

October 27, 2022 - Board of Education Town Hall

November 17, 2022 - Joint Meeting with AAPAC on Early Literacy

December 8, 2022 - Inclusive Schools Week Keynote Event: Inclusion in SF: From Birthplace of Disability Advocacy to Today

January 26, 2023 - Navigating Special Education for Families of Color featuring Dr. Mary Bacon

February 23, 2023 - Community Conversation on SFUSD Budget + LCAP

March 23, 2023 - Behavior Best Practices

April 27, 2023 - Advocates Worthy of Excellence (AWE) Awards

May 25, 2023 - SFUSD Special Education Budget & Local Plan

June 22, 2023 - Sensory Processing



The purpose of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for Special Education is to champion effective special education programs and services and advise the Board of Education on priorities in the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA).

The State Education Code mandates that each SELPA have a CAC and that a majority of CAC members are parents of students with disabilities. 

Joining the CAC gives community members an opportunity to have their opinions heard and make a difference in the way special education is conducted in our area. Find out more on the CAC membership page.

For more information about the Community Advisory Committee for Special Education read the article: Making Special Education Work for All Students by Disability Rights of CA or visit

This page was last updated on January 27, 2023