Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

What is the CAC?
The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is made up of family members, school staff and agency representatives. The CAC facilitates the communication and exchange of information between schools and families, advises the administration of the SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area) regarding their concerns and collaborates to solve them.  CAC promotes activities that benefit students with disabilities and sponsors training for parents of children with disabilities.  The meetings are held quarterly, the first Monday of the month from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.  The meetings are open to the public and take place in the SELPA Office (Santa Paula Room), 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo, CA 93012.  Free childcare, sign language interpretation, Spanish interpretation and other accommodations are available if booked 10 days in advance.  Please request accommodation(s) necessary for you to participate by calling the SELPA office at (805) 437-1560.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the office.

CAC Statutes- English

CAC Statutes-  Spanish

 Who is in the CAC?

  • Parents / guardians of individuals with special needs  (the majority)
  • Representatives of agencies that serve people with special needs
  • Special education and general staff

CAC Parent Info Flyer     

Do you know a Teacher, Student, Parent, Specialist who has gone above and beyond to in serving special education students and/or families?  Nominate them for a Ventura County SELPA Commendation. Use the application provided below.

Commendation Application

How can I participate? 

Members of the public are always welcome to attend CAC meetings and give input. If you have a concern or suggestion, the CAC will review it and give you written information about how it will be treated. If you prefer to speak with a CAC member privately or by phone, call the SELPA office at (805) 437-1560  for contact information, including the name of your school district representative.