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MDUSD special education Community Advisory Committee to discuss behavior intervention and charter tonight

By Theresa Harrington
Monday, December 5th, 2011 at 6:20 pm in Education, Mt. Diablo school district.

Here is the agenda for tonight’s special education Community Advisory Committee meeting (which is not posted on the district’s website):


DATE: December 5, 2011
TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
PLACE: Dent Center – Board Room

1. Holiday Cheer Potluck (7:00 – 7:15)

2. Call to Order 7:15

3. Introductions (7:15 – 7:18)
Please notify the audience during introductions if you are recording the meeting

4. Adoption of Minutes – November 7, 2011 (7:18 – 7:20)

5.Presentations – B.E.S.T. (Building Effective Schools Together) and Other BehaviorInterventions for Schools – Lorien Quirk and Jonathan Roselin (7:20 – 7:45)

6. Chairperson’s Report – Lorrie Davis (7:45 – 8:00)

6.1 Charter School Discussion – Dorothy Weisenberger & Denise Lambert

7. Old Business (8:00 – 8:20)

7.1 Assistant Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Mildred D. Browne

7.2 Board of Education Report

7.3 Board of Education Comments – Autumn Green

7.4 Parent Advisory Committee Report – Tricia Tamura-Li

7.5 Budget Advisory Committee Report – Tricia Tamura-Li

7.6 Equity Advisory Team Report – Dorothy Weisenberger


8. New Business (8:30 – 8:45)

8.1 Nurses’ Report – Lili Lum

8.2 Extended School Year – Carolyn Patton

8.3 Parent Liaison – Hilary Shen

8.4 Sub-Committee Updates

9. Public Comment (8:45 – 8:55)
Public comment is an opportunity to share concerns and comments with the CAC. In the interest of time, speakers are limited to three (3) minutes each with a total of fifteen (15) minutes for all speakers. Please respect student and personnel privacy. CAC members and district staff may not be able to respond to individual concerns in this forum, but will take your contact information and follow-up with you.

10. Information Items/Announcements/Adjournment (8:55 – 9:00)


Pat Middendorf, one of the teachers spearheading the Clayton Valley Charter petition, just told me that she had no idea the CAC would be discussing the charter tonight. In fact, she said Weisenberger and Lambert were in her classroom today (Middendorf teaches special education).

Middendorf said she had already committed to attending a United Mt. Diablo Athletic Foundation (UMDAF) meeting tonight, but she might try to swing by the CAC meeting to answer any questions that might arise. She was surprised that no one invited her.

The entire charter petition and appeal packet is posted on the Contra Costa County Board of Education’s website at
Information about the proposed special education MOU begins on page 767.

Do you think the CAC should have invited the charter committee to answer questions regarding charter plans for special education?

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