Special Education


15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128
Phone: (858) 521-2800 Ext. 2216

Our Mission

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) promotes and encourages positive connections among students, parents, and PUSD by providing guidance in special education so all students become successful, lifelong learners.

Who is the CAC?

The CAC is an active group of individuals who care about students in special education , their parents and staff.  To achieve our mission we need  help and fresh ideas. Are you looking to make a difference in our community? If so, the CAC is for you!

What is the CAC?

The CAC is an advisory body to the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) to promote effective special education programs and services.  PUSD is a single-district SELPA.  The CAC is mandated by Ed. Code (EC 56190-56194) and most members must be parents.

What does the CAC do?

CAC advises the District on the devleopment, amendment and review of the Local Plan for Special Educaiton, including the following:

  1. Review the Local Plan and provide ongoing input on special education services, accountability and outcomes;
  2. Recommend annual priorities to be addressed in the Local Plan and encourage community involvement;
  3. Provide parent education and support activities on behalf of individuals with exceptional needs;
  4. Assist in the development of parent awareness and the importance of regular school attendance.

When does the CAC meet?

All meetings are held at the PUSD board conference room.  15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA, 92128
Our meeting schedule is posted on the PUSD website here at Meetings (Agendas, Minutes).

Who can attend?

Everyone!  All business meetings are open to the public, everyone is welcome to attend.

How do I get involved?

  • Attend our meetings.
  • Volunteer on a CAC Committee. You don't have to be a member to volunteer.
  • Share information, talents, and solutions.

Parent Information Nights

  • November 12, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • March 24, 2020, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • May 18, 2020, SPED EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION EVENT 6:00 - 8:00 pm 
Every year the CAC holds parent information nights.  The topics and guest speakers are selected based on parent, community and CAC input.  Some topics in the past have included:
  • Special Education Law
  • The IEP Process
  • Guest Speakers: ADHD, Dyslexia
  • Transition IEPS
  • Anxiety

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