Giving children and their families a voice in special education!

Welcome to the BUSD Special Education CAC

The Community Advisory Committee is a forward-thinking, productive body that advises the Board of Education and works in partnership with the District and community toward: 

  • greater awareness of special needs issues;
  • continuous improvement of special education processes and programs;
  • improved outcomes for all students;
  • support of the special education local plan.

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is composed of parents of students within the district; and our goal is to include special education and general education classroom teachers, other school district personnel, and persons concerned with services for individuals with exceptional needs.  A majority of parents on this committee have children in special education. 

Persons interested in becoming a member or who would like more information should contract BUSD Special Education (CAC) Community Committee Member Resources at (925) 421-0062 or

CAC’s Purpose:   The CAC works collaboratively with the school district to provide input and parental feedback on Special Education.  It also serves as a forum for addressing the needs of all students with disabilities.  It encourages meaningful communication among school administrators, the Boards of Education, parents, and communities. 

  • Community Advisory Committee for Special Education:  The BUSD CAC serves to maintain an ongoing interaction between educators and parents and to advise the District. The CAC holds monthly informational and training meetings open to parents and staff from the Local and surrounding Districts.  These meetings are a forum for a mutual exchange of information.  For more information on upcoming meeting dates, please click on the Events tab or contact Brentwood CAC Member Resources at (925) 421-0062 or

How Can YOU Get Involved?
Involvement in the special education program of a child is the responsibility of each parent. Being informed about options, programs, and rights in special education assists you in making decisions that assure your child's successful education. CAC meetings offer information about options in special education instruction, special services available to your child, and pending legislation affecting education. Time is set aside to provide parents and community members an opportunity to ask questions of special education professionals and to share experiences with other parents. Plan to attend the meetings and become a CAC committee member.

Follow is a good way to start:

1. Fill out the contact form,
2. Follow us on Facebook by searching for Brentwood CAC,
3. Attend our next meeting,
4. If you have an upcoming IEP, be sure to contact one of the Advocates listed.

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