The El Dorado Charter SELPA strives to provide parents with relevant resources that may help navigate the special education process. Additionally, we encourage parents to advocate on behalf of their child, and for the improvement of special education statewide.

Knowing the basics of special education in California will help parents navigate the IEP process. The links to the right include parent’s rights, general terminology, and additional resources.

Whether you are experienced or new to the special education system, knowing your rights as a parent is crucial to navigating the IEP process. These resources provide additional information that will help you understand safeguards and rights available to parents.

Community Advisory Committee (CAC)


El Dorado Charter SELPA’s Community Advisory Committee is a group formed to advise the Charter SELPA about the Special Education Local Plan, annual priorities, parent education, and other special education related activities. The CAC is designed to be a dynamic collaborative partnership of educators, parents, and community members.

The CAC holds three business meetings annually to address topics of interest to families of children with disabilities and gather information to advise our Special Education Local Plan.

  • Build communication between schools, parents and related agencies.

  • Encourage community and parental involvement in the development, review, and implementation of the Local Plan.

  • Support activities on behalf of individuals with exceptional needs.

  • Provide families with an opportunity to share resources and support.

CAC meetings are open to parents, family members, educators, agency representatives, and community members who are interested in supporting children with special needs.

  • Every Charter School is entitled to have one CAC representative. A CAC representative must be appointed and approved by their Charter School’s governing board. The CAC committee should be composed of a majority of parents of children with exceptional needs.