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MDUSD special education Community Advisory Committee meeting dates set

By Theresa Harrington
Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 at 4:12 pm in Education, special education.

I received an email from the Mt. Diablo school district’s Community Advisory Committee blog about upcoming CAC meetings, but when I went to the blog to try to link to it, I didn’t see it. So, I am posting it below:

“CAC Meeting
Tuesday, September 4
7:00-9:00pm
Board Room
Mt. Diablo School District Office

CAC meetings are open to all members of the public with an interest in special education. When you attend a CAC meeting, you may ask questions, get information, express concerns and opinions, give recommendations and meet the people who make decisions about special education in the Mt. Diablo School Distrtict. Every CAC meeting includes time for ‘Public Comment’ where anyone can raise a topic for discussion or let CAC know of a general concern. Below are our meeting dates for this school year. Hope to see you there.

2012-13 Meeting Dates
September 4, 2012
October 2, 2012
November 6, 2012
December 4, 2012
January 8, 2013
February 5, 2013
March 5, 2013
April 9, 2013
May 7, 2013

Lorrie Davis
CAC Chairperson”

However, no agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting has been posted. Also, I noticed that the CAC blog reported that Dr. Kerri Mills’ appointment by the board the as Interim Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Services and Special Education was unanimous: http://mtdiablosped.blogspot.com/2012/08/mdusd-appoints-interim-superintendent.html.

Actually, Mills was appointed in a 4-1 vote, with Trustee Cheryl Hansen voting against it because she wanted the contract language to be changed to provide the opportunity for public input into the decision to make the appointment permanent in June: http://esbpublic.mdusd.k12.ca.us/public_itemview.aspx?ItemId=5789&mtgId=347.

CAC member Denise Lambert also asked the board to consider allowing the CAC to have input into the decision.

Do you agree with the board’s decision to allow Mills’ appointment to become permanent, as long as she receives a positive evaluation from Superintendent Steven Lawrence in September?

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  • Anon

    I do not agree with this. There is no reason to rush into a long contract. Lawrence and company do not have a good record of picking quality people. I think the special Ed community should have a chance to have a say in this matter.
    I am so sick and tired of the pass the trash game. We needed some time to uncover who ms. Mills is and what she can do to help.
    I can’t help but think that there was an evil plan in place when they didn’t ask for public comment and just went ahead and did it.

  • Theresa Harrington

    Anon: Public comment was allowed when the interim contract was discussed and CAC member Denise Lambert spoke.
    But, it appears that public comments may not be solicited in June, when Mills’ contract may be extended as long as she gets a positive evaluation from Lawrence.

  • Theresa Harrington

    Please note that I have added a new blog post with tonight’s CAC agenda, which includes a 30-minute transportation update by Carolyn Patton and 25-minute “CAC goal planning” report by Lorrie Davis: http://bit.ly/RDaPEC
    The blog post also includes an email from Julie Braun-Martin regarding the status of Mildred Browne’s upcoming leave of absence.