• What : The Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC) is a mandated organization whose purpose is to advise the district on the unique requirements of individuals with exceptional needs.  
    Where:   Via Zoom 

    When:    December 6, 2021 meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.                                             


    Meeting ID: 946 8183 3027


    To request oral translation, please email a request stating your prefered language to jbishop@wccusd.net by at least 5 days prior to attending the meeting.         
    Monday, September 13, 2021
    Monday, October 4, 2021
    Monday, November 1, 2021
    Monday, December 6, 2021
    Monday, January 10, 2022
    Monday, February 7, 2022
    Friday, March 4, 2022  (You Make a Difference Awards)
    Monday, March 7, 2022
    Monday, April 11, 2022
    Monday, May 2, 2022    


    Who: Membership on the CAC includes interested parents of regular and special education students, representatives of public and private agencies, both regular and special education teachers, and others interested in the delivery of services to special education students.

    How: The CAC performs the following activities:

    • Advises the district administration development of the Special Education Local Plan (the complete description of all programs and services offered Special Education Students within the WCCUSD Special Education Local Plan Area);
    • Reviews the Local Plan and programs included in the plan;
    • Makes recommendations on annual priorities to be addressed under the plan;
    • Assists in parent education and disability awareness activities;
    • Assists in recruiting parents and other volunteers who may contribute to the implementation of the Local Plan;
    • Acts in support of individuals with exceptional needs. 
      CAC Chair Person:  Margot Aishiteru
      CAC Vice-Chair Person:  Shakira Reynolds
      CAC Secretary: Jen Cesario

    Nominations for the 2022 You Make a Difference Awards are now being accepted.
    Please visit https://www.wccusd.net/Page/16113 for information and nomination forms.     

    You Make a Difference 2021 Honorees    
    Link to virtual ceremony:
    WCCUSD CAC Hosts 34th Annual You Make a Difference Awards

    Jake Rockeman Award
    Nolan Wu - Tara Hills Elementary
    Christopher Pierce – De Anza High School
    Rachel Avanessian, Sonja Neely-Johnson, Jodi Couick - Special Education Team
    General Education Teacher
    Amy Garzon – Tara Hills Elementary School
    Special Education Teachers
    Isaac Chavez - Adaptive Physical Education
    Maria Evelyn Smith – Coronado Elementary School
    Sherie Roberts - Mira Vista K-8 School
    Suzanne Schultz - Crespi Middle School
    Cristian Barnell - El Cerrito High School
    Related Services
    Helen Miller – W.A.T.R. AT Specialist
    Mayra Covarrubias-Ornelas - Downer Elementary School
    Classroom Support
    Deborah Jacobson – Crespi Middle School
    Antoinette “Toni” Banuelos – Tara Hills Elementary School
    Brian Rutford Memorial Service Award
    Tonette Johnson and First Student Team

Contact Us

  • Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC)
    Special Education  
    3000 Parker Road, Richmond, CA 94806
    Phone: (510)307-4669

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