CDE Special Education Commission Seeks Student Representative

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April 5, 2013 The deadline to submit an application for the position of Student Commissioner on the California Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE), has been extended to April 19, 2013. Applicants must currently be enrolled in a K−12 curriculum and receiving special education and/or related services.

The ACSE is an advisory body providing recommendations and advice to the State Board of Education, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Legislature, and the Governor in new or continuing areas of research and program development and evaluation in California special education. Visit the California Department of Education, ACSE web page for more information.

Applicants must currently be enrolled in a K−12 curriculum and receiving special education and/or related services. Student commissioners are non-voting members and must be able to participate in up to six meetings annually held in Sacramento, California. Student commissioners serve without compensation, although actual and necessary expenses, including travel expenses, are reimbursable.

Applications from students with disabilities of all ages are encouraged to apply, especially those with leadership training including alumni of the California Youth Leadership Forum. To apply for the Student Commissioner vacancy, for the term of July 1, 2013−June 30, 2015, submit a letter of interest, resume, and letter of recommendation no later than April 19, 2013, to the attention of Kathleen Smith, Staff Liaison, Advisory Commission on Special Education, as follows:

By mail: 1430 N Street, Suite 2401, Sacramento, CA 95814
By fax: 916-327-3706
Electronically: kasmith@cde.ca.gov