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Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

2023-2024 Meeting Dates:

October 24, 2023 - 9:30AM-11:00AM

January 23, 2024 - 9:30AM-11:00AM 

April 23, 2024 - 9:30AM-11:00AM 

CAC Flyer 2023-2024

CAC Flyer 2023-2024 Spanish

CAC Handbook 2023-2024

El Dorado County's Community Advisory Committee (CAC) consists of parents, teachers, and representatives of community agencies serving students with special needs from birth through age 22. Both CAC members and the general public are encouraged to attend CAC meetings. CAC members are appointed by the governing board of each participating district. The CAC by-laws further describe the role and responsibilities of the committee and specific implementation strategies. In addition to advising the SELPA in the development and review of the local plan, CAC supports a variety of activities on behalf of individuals with exceptional needs and their parents. If a non-CAC member is in attendance, that individual will be asked to provide input during the public comment section of the agenda. If you have an interest in becoming a board-approved CAC member, please contact your local district Professional Learning Community (PLC) representative to inquire.

School District


Black Oak Mine Unified School District

Lena Williamson

Buckeye Union School District

Nicole Schraeder

Camino Union Elementary School District

Chelsea Gonzalez

El Dorado County Office of Education Programs

Becca Kaldunski

El Dorado Union High School District

Pam Bartlett

Gold Oak Union School District

Kathy Miracle

Gold Trail Union School District

Robin Smay

Indian Diggings

Grant Coffin

Latrobe School District

Cheryl Weidert

Mother Lode Union School District

Danielle Horneman

Pioneer Union School District

Patrick Paturel

Placerville Union School District

Mary Ann Meyers

Pollock Pines Elementary School District

Kim Little

Rescue Union School District

Sunshine Handley

Silver Fork School District

Kim Little

Through CAC parents can:

  • Learn about school and community resources related to special education
  • Receive training and skill-building through workshops
  • Discuss ideas and concerns with people who will listen, understand, and respond
  • Collaborate and network with other parents
  • Have the opportunity for personal growth and leadership development
  • Receive information related to your child's disability
  • Engage in effective advocacy for children with special needs

Related Materials

The El Dorado SELPA Local Plan

What is the EDCOE CAC?

Minutes and Agenda