Community Advisory Committee Information

  • Foothill SELPA CAC Board Meeting

    Tuesday, April 12

    10 AM

    Meeting will be held over Zoom.  To receive Zoom link, please email

    For agenda, click here.



    Foothill SELPA Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

    Parent Education Event

    Thursday, April 21st, 6:30 to 7:30 pm


    Extended School Year

    A conversation with district Special Education administrators about Extended School Year (ESY)—What is it?  Who qualifies?  How is it different from summer school and other enrichment activities? 

    There will be a period for Questions and Answers. 

    This virtual event is for parents of students with disabilities of all ages.

    You must register for the Zoom meeting here:



    The Community Advisory Committee is an integral component of the SELPA structure.  The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) serves as an advisory body to the Governance Council and the SELPA administration, regarding the development and review of the Local Plan as well as any policy additions or revisions.  Additional duties include assisting in parent education and in recruiting parents and other volunteers to support activities on behalf of the individuals with exceptional needs.  District representative members also have the responsibility of forwarding pertinent information from the CAC to their local boards and to assist in parent awareness of the importance of school attendance.

     All meetings are open to parents of children with and without disabilities, educators, agency representatives and other community members.  Voting members are appointed and approved by the school board of each district.   The majority of the voting membership must be comprised of parents of children with disabilities enrolled in public or private schools within the SELPA.  We welcome everyone concerned with the education of children with special needs to attend.  

    The Foothill SELPA CAC meetings quarterly.  Each year a parent is elected as CAC Chair.  The CAC Chair Nominee for 21-22 is Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh, a parent from the Burbank Unified School District.  The position of CAC chair is voted on annually, along with the positions of vice-chair and secretary.   

    For further information on the Community Advisory Committee and our events, please call the SELPA office at 818-246-5378 or email