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MDUSD Special Education Community Advisory Committee meeting is tonight

By Theresa Harrington
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 1:28 pm in Education, Mt. Diablo school district.

The Mt. Diablo school district’s special education Community Advisory Committee will meet tonight. Since the district doesn’t post the agendas on its website, I am posting it below:

DATE: February 7, 2012
TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
PLACE: Dent Center – Board Room

1. Call to Order 7:00

2. Introductions (7:02 – 7:05)
Please notify the audience during introductions if you are recording the meeting

3. Adoption of Minutes – January 10, 2012 (7:05 – 7:10)

5. Chairperson’s Report – Lorrie Davis (7:10 – 7:20)

6. Celebration of Success Update- Hilary Shen (7:20 – 7:30)

7. Old Business (7:30 – 7:50)

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

7.2 Board of Education Report – Lynne Dennler

7.3 Board of Education Comments – Vi Ibarra

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

7.7 EL Master Plan Task Force – Morena Grimaldi


8. New Business (8:00 – 8:35)

8.1 Strategic Plan – Lorrie/Mildred

8.2 Nurses’ Report – Arlene Matteucci-Para

8.3 Extended School Year – Carolyn Patton

8.4 Parent Liaison – Hilary Shen

8.5 Sub-Committee Updates

9. Public Comment (8:35 – 8:45)
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 (8:45 – 9:00)


Do you think the district does a good job of letting the community know about these meetings?

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11 Responses to “MDUSD Special Education Community Advisory Committee meeting is tonight”

  1. Doctor J Says:

    The failure of the CAC to post its agenda on the Website 72 hours in advance is now a violation of the Brown Act. AB 1344.

  2. g Says:

    Ditto the BAC and PAC. “Advisory” equals “same as if it were the Board itself”. Must post agenda and minutes just the same as the board. Not only that, but their members also need to be listed on the district website. This has always been the case, but was recently reiterated.

    This also goes for “subcommittees” involving board members, if there are more than two people on the subcommittee. I would like to see some updates from the Superintendent on his “Facilities Committee” which he mentioned in the past as one of his ‘duties’.

  3. Theresa Harrington Says:

    I notice that the WCCUSD lists its Facilities Subcommittee meetings on its online calendar:

  4. Doctor J Says:

    I would like to see the First Amendment Coalition take on MDUSD on these issues of the Brown Act notices, FPPC Form 700 filers, Public Records Act disclosures and non-disclosures.

  5. g Says:

    Theresa thanks. You led me to this:

    How hard would it be to be this efficient and forthcoming with the information that we clamor for every day?

  6. Doctor J Says:

    @G: The problem for MDUSD is it would be open and transparent.

  7. Theresa Harrington Says:

    g: The district has said it doesn’t have time to post agendas and other committee information since the Public Information Officer position was eliminated. WCCUSD has a PIO. Perhaps an MDHS Digital Safari intern could set up a committee site as well-organized as the one on the WCCUSD site.

  8. Doctor J Says:

    The district has a choice: comply with the Brown Act in posting the agendas or go to jail. Who is responsible for posting agendas of an official District committee ? Perhaps the Board Secretary ? That would be Steven Lawrence, eh ?

  9. Doctor J Says:

    The gullible Lynne Dennler is selling her teacher collegues “down the river” by her simply rubber stamping nearly every decision of staff and not questioning the direction that staff is recommending. I don’t believe Lynne is insincere, but she is so overwhelmed, that she just sits back and doesn’t question, accepting almost gullibly, everything that is told her. She sees how Cheryl has been bullied, and doesn’t like to be treated like that, so she cowers down and just lets it happen. I really believe that she is bothered by this, and when she gets home, and her friends question her, she has little understanding and knowledge of what she is doing.

  10. g Says:

    Of all of the hours and positions cut, all in exchange for a drive toward Budget Surplus, the Board–and the MDEA, who is vulturing over that surplus for their own private gain–might want to rethink the terms Taxpayer Funded Public Education and Mandated Public Information!

  11. Anon Says:

    @9 … I agree. Dennler seems like a nice lady and so in over her head. I wish she would just resign so we can fill her position this November with someone qualified and brave to bring about positive change.

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