Here is the agenda for tonight’s meeting:
“COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
DATE: October 2, 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
Please let us know if this is your first time attending a CAC meeting
3. Adoption of Minutes – September 4, 2012 (7:05 – 7:10)
4. Presentation – Presence Telecare (7:10 – 7:25)
5. FCMAT Transportation Report Discussion – Carolyn Patton will answer Q&As (7:25 – 7:55)
6. Chairperson’s Report – CAC Goal Planning: Lorrie Davis (7:55 – 8:00)
7. Old Business (8:00 – 8:15)
7.1 Assistant Superintendent’s Report – Felicia Stuckey-Smith
7.2 Board of Education Report – Lynne Dennler and/or Gary Eberhart
7.3 Board of Education Comments – Denise Lambert and Audra McDonald
7.4 Parent Advisory Committee Report – Tricia Tamura-Li and Dorothy Weisenberger
7.5 Budget Advisory Committee Report – Tricia Tamura-Li
7.6 Equity Advisory Team – Dorothy Weisenberger
8. New Business (8:25 – 8:45)
8.1 Nurses’ Report
8.2 QIAT Committee – Christian Patz
8.3 Extended School Year – Samantha Espinosa
8.4 Parent Liaison – Hilary Shen
8.5 Sub-Committee Updates
Parent & Community Education Committee – Julie Nibblett
Membership & Publicity Committee – Vi Ibarra
Legislative Committee – Denise Lambert
Blog Committee – Autumn Green
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)
DON’T FORGET – – BRING A FRIEND TO THE MEETING!!”
7:25 p.m. Unfortunately, I missed the candidate’s forum before tonight’s meeting. Hopefully, the CAC blog will provide a recap.
The CAC adopted its Sept. 4 minutes.
7:30 p.m. The CAC is now watching an interactive online demo of Presence Telecare, which provides virtual speech language pathogist services. The district is considering using this for some students, due to the shortage of speech language pathologists. The company reps passed out Answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Here is the intro: “PresenceLearning is the leading provider of live online speech therapy services (also known as ‘telepractice’) for K-12 students. We offer schools anytime, anywhere access to a nationwide network of highly qualified speech-language pathologists (SLPs), who work directly with students via web-based videoconferencing and evidence-based therapeutic activities.”
Reps said the online SLPs would participate in IEPs online and would also try to work with the teacher and participate in staff development. It is not a program. It is not software. It is all live.
NOV. 5 UPDATE: Here is a link to FCMAT’s Ocean View school district transportation report, which states on page 18 that the district transports about 25 percent of its special ed students: http://wwwstatic.kern.org/gems/fcmat/OceanViewSDfinalreport942.pdf
When I perused this report briefly, I didn’t see any recommendations regarding clustering or any assertions that this is a much higher rate of transporting special education students than “most” districts in the state.
NOV. 15 UPDATE: The CAC blog has posted an update with details from FCMAT about the vague assertions made in the Transportation Review: http://bit.ly/QgPOBE