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CAC – A Parent Support Network

The Special Education Community Advisory Council (CAC) advises and provides input to the SELPA and districts regarding programs and services for children with special needs. The committee consists of parents of students with special needs enrolled in public or private schools in western Nevada County. Each member is appointed by and represents their respective school district. As part of its role in facilitating communication between schools and parents of children with special needs, the CAC makes recommendations and suggestions to other SELPA committees and discusses problems facing our special education programs. Another important role is supporting fellow parents of children with special needs and assisting in parent education.

CAC 2023-2024 Meeting Dates 

All meetings are from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Meetings will be in person for 2023-2024.

October 12, 2023, at 10:00 AM at Crown Point Circle

November 16, 2023, at 10:00 AM at Forest Charter School

December 14, 2023, at 10:00 AM at Williams Ranch School

January 18, 2024, at 10:00 AM at Yuba River Charter School

February 15, 2024, at 10:00 AM at Nevada Union High School

March 14, 2024, at 10:00 AM at Magnolia Intermediate School

April 18, 2024, at 10:00 AM at Union Hill School

May 16, 2024, at 10:00 AM at Nevada City School District

June 13, 2024, at 10:00 AM at Crown Point Circle

CAC Committee Members

SiteNamePhone NumberEmail Address
Nevada County Associate Superintendent SELPA/Sp. Ed.Eli Gallup530-478-6400 x2046egallup@nevco.org
Nevada County SELPA DirectorMegan Lukkonen530-478-6400 x2052mlukkonen@nevco.org
    
CAC Parent Representatives    
Chicago Park   
Clear Creek   
Grass Valley
   
Nevada Union HSMartha Payne530-273-9763paynegeology@att.net
Nevada City Kirsten Dees206-445-4178kirsten.dees@gmail.com
Penn ValleyNathan McNamar530-788-2355cac.nathanmcnamar@gmail.com
Pleasant RidgeMike Lyman435-881-6338mlyman@ridgelinepediatric.com
Twin Ridges Elementary Jennifer Jensen jensenjennifer318@gmail.com
Union HillJenny Millerjenny.r.miller@hotmail.com
Yuba River CharterMegan Lingo meglingo@gmail.com
 Nevada City School of the ArtsMary Anne Andersen  maryanne.eqm@gmail.com
Community Members    
Alta California Regional CenterKaren Partch530-274-4645kpartch@altaregional.org
Alta California Regional Center 0-3
NCADDMartha Payne530-273-9763paynegeology@att.net
Sierra College, NC Child Dev. CenterMorgan Best530-274-5352mbest@nevco.org
State Council on Dev. Disabilities
Forest Charter Nancy Netherlandnancynetherland@gmail.com
Disability Advocate