Community Advisory Committee 

The Community Advisory Commimittee (CAC) is made up of members representing the community. Members include parents, special and general education teachers, psychologists, consultants, students with disabilities, and various representatives from public and private agencies. These members are nominated and appointed by the school boards of participating local educaiton agencies within WACSEP. 

The CAC hold periodic meetings during the school year to review and discuss all aspects of special education. Guest speakers are provided for parent education. Public concerns are welcomed. The CAC is a place where problems and concerns can be shared, discussed and resolved. The meetings are open to the public and attendance is welcomed. 

The goal of CAC is to involve interested parents, students, teachers, education specialists/consultants and community members in advising the SELPA and district school boards of the educational needs of special education students and to help secure appropriate services for each individual. The CAC: 

  • Advises the policy and administrative entity of the district, the SELPA or county office regarding the development, amendment, and review of the Local Plan. The entity shall review and consider comments form the CAC. 
  • Recommends annual priorities to be addressed by the plan. 
  • Assists in parent education and in recruiting parents and other volunteers who may contribute to the implementiation of the plan. 
  • Encourages community involvement in the development and review of the Local Plan. 
  • Supports activities on behalf of students with disabilities. 
  • Assists in parent awareness of the importance of regular school attendance.

Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Brochure
(CAC) Brochure Spanish


Board Members 

East Whittier School District
Hilda Lopez                Voting Member
Alexandria Duchi         Alternate Voting Member
Charm Johnson           District Representative

El Rancho Unified School District
Veronica Ramirez     Voting Member
Not Filled                Alternate Voting Member
Glenn Edwards         District Representative

Little Lake City School District
Lorrie Ruiz                  Voting Member

Renee Martinez           Alternate Voting Member
Lacee Harris               District Representative

Los Nietos School District
Not Filled                  Voting Member
Not Filled                 Alternate Voting Member
Raymond Tan           District Representative


South Whittier School District
Cheryl Goodman         Voting Member
Adriana Franco            Alternate Voting Member
Tracy Boeltl                 District Representative

Whittier City School District
Joel Escobar             Voting Member
Marisol Rivera           Alternate Voting Member 
Not Filled                 District Representative

Whittier Union High School District
Gloria Ruiz                 Voting Member
Not Filled                   
Alternate Voting Member
Blythe Sayler-Loe       District Representative
Adelina Gamez           District Representative



Meetings are held at WACSEP unless directed otherwise. Please click on the dates below for agenda and minutes information. 

September 12, 2024 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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November 14, 2024 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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January 16, 2025 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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March 13, 2025 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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May 15, 2025 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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For meeting information for previous years, please click here.