Gina Plate, CCSA Sr. Special Education Advisor, Re-elected Chair of Statewide Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE)

June 25, 2015

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CCSA's Sr. Special Education Advisor, Gina Plate, has been re-elected as the Chair of the California Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE). Gina originally assumed this role on May 1, 2014, and will continue to serve as Chair for a second term. Gina was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the Commission in September 2012. Under Gina's leadership, the Commission seeks to bring the many stakeholders together under a unified vision to ensuring high quality services for students with disabilities in all settings. "I am honored to take on this challenge and know that the dedicated members of this Commission will make a lasting impact on all students throughout the state," said Gina.

ACSE is an advisory body that provides recommendations and advice to the Governor, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the State Board of Education, and the California Legislature regarding new or continuing areas of research, program development, and evaluation in California special education.

CCSA would like to notify its members that a number of current Commissioner's terms are ending in December, 2015, and extend an invitation to interested individuals to apply to serve on the Commission. Given the broad impact of the Commission on special education policies, it is very important to have representation from the charter school movement.

If you are interested in appointment to the ACSE, please review the Member Directory to determine those members whose terms will expire soon and then contact the appointing body to obtain information on their application process. The contact information for all of the appointing bodies is listed below:

  • Governor's Office: 916-445-2841
  • Senate Committee on Rules: 916-445-4311
  • Speaker of the Assembly: 916-319-2046
  • State Board of Education: 916-319-082

Visit the ACSE website for more information about the Commission and more information on the application process for becoming a commissioner.

Contact Gina Plate at