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Community Advisory Committee

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)