© 2018 by Tulare County Office of Education SELPA

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ABOUT US

  • This committee is required by law

  • There are 16 members who have been nominated by school districts:

    • Two members from each Region (I-IV) in Tulare County (for a total of 8 members)

    • Eight members-at-large

    • Appointment of candidates is made by the County Board of Education

  • Most members are parents of students with special needs

  • Other members are:

    • parents of general education students

    • general and special education teachers

    • a school administrator

    • representatives from community agencies

    • a student or adult with special needs

TIPS FOR PARENTS

Students with disabilities are able to meet school challenges through support and encouragement from home and school. Research, history, and experience show that children who do better in school have parents who are actively involved in their child's education.

OUR JOB

  • Support and promote a free, appropriate public education for students with special needs

  • Increase awareness of the needs and abilities of special education students

  • Advise the SELPA Administrator and the Directors of Special Education Committee on special education issues

  • Recognize and honor people, agencies and businesses that support the principles of special education

  • Become familiar with current trends and issues in special education 

MEETING INFORMATION

  • Meetings are held monthly from September through June

  • Meetings are open to the public

  • For the date and location of meetings, call (559) 730-2910 ext. 5125 

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

  • If you would like to serve on the Committee, please call the Director of Special Education in your district or call Norma Erwin, Parent Liaison, TCOE at (559) 730-2910 ext. 5125

  • Note: we suggest that you attend one or more meetings prior to requesting membership  

2019 - 2020 MEMBERS

COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

AT - LARGE PARENTS

Louise Kenny, Special Education Teacher

Anthony Martin, General Education Teacher

 

Amy McMahon, Agency Representative

Vacant - Exceptional Individual

 

Sally Fernandes, Special Education Parent

Marilyn Malloy, Special Education Parent

 

Connie Acevedo, Special Education Parent

Rashella Avalos, Special Education Director

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 4

Cyndi Ward, Special Education Parent

Richard Standridge, Special Education Parent

Stephanie Caldera, Special Education Parent

Sally Fernandes, Special Education Parent

Tiffany Stark, Special Education Parent

Timberly Romero, Special Education Parent

Vacant

Vacant

MEETING FACILITATOR 

 

Norma Erwin, Parent Liaison
 

Tulare County Office of Education

 

(559) 730-2910 ext. 5125 

 

normae@tcoe.org