Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

  • Our Purpose

    • Advise and assist in the development, revision and review of the Local Plan for Special Education.
    • Recommend annual priorities to be addressed by the Local plan.
    • Encourage parent and community involvement in the development, revision and review of the Local Plan and in the implementation of related duties.
    • Have a basic understanding of and familiarity with the laws and regulations, which impact programs for students with special education needs.
    • Advocate for or lobby against legislation and issues related to special education.
    • Promote parent and community education programs and services including a parent handbook and newsletter.
    • Support school and community activities on behalf of students with exceptional needs.
    • Prepare a periodic reports of CAC activities for the School Board and Superintendent.
    • Support activities on behalf of individuals with exceptional needs.


    • The CAC will have an influential role in the decisions the PUSD BOE and leadership makes that impact Special Education students.
    • A positive shift in PUSD school culture where General Education staff work collaboratively with Special Education staff to meet the diverse needs of all students.
    • All PUSD Special Education students will be serviced in the best interest of the child.
    • CAC parent members will be actively involved in every PUSD school.
    • There will be active and meaningful participation by families and community in the monthly CAC general meetings.
    • Having an interactive CAC website for consistent delivery of information.
    • A resource network for parents, PUSD staff, and community.
    • Being self-supportive through grants and fundraising.

    CAC-Brochure (ENGLISH)

    CAC-Brochure (SPANISH)