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CAC Brochure

Community Advisory Committee

What is the Community Advisory Committee?

The Community Advisory Committee is a group of parents, educators, and community members interested in helping children who have special educational needs. The CAC:

  • Advises the Santa Clara Unified School District Board of Trustees
  • Recommends priorities and issues to be addressed
  • Provides input into the development of our local plan for special education
  • Educates parents, teachers, and others by offering informative meetings and speakers
  • Supports activities for students with special needs
  • Encourages community involvement


Why should I get involved?

The Santa Clara Unified School District and the students it serves benefit from the involvement of the community. You are welcome to participate in the CAC. Consider these benefits of joining:

  • Have a voice in the District planning for Special Education
  • Learn more about the Special Education Process
  • Network with other parents and professionals
  • Suggest and implement your own ideas for parent workshops

Help your child while helping others. Be a partner in positive solutions!


How can I benefit?

  • Attend CAC parent education meetings. Past topics include:
  • Development of the IEP
  • Test  Accommodations for Students with Special Needs
  • Learning Disability Simulation
  • Transition Event
  • Assistive Technology
  • CAC School Site Representative Training
  • Anti-bullying & Inclusion
  • Dyslexia & Learning Disabilities
  • Board Presentations

Where can I find more information?

For more information, watch for flyers from your school site or contact your Special Education Department and your CAC Officers. In addition your may:

  • Contact the Department of Special Education and Student Services in the Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD):
    (408) 423-2000
  • Search SCUSD website for Community Advisory Committee for upcoming parent education meetings and CAC Officer contacts: 
  • Santa Clara County Office of Education:


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