Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Saddleback Mountains overlooking RSM Lake

Community Advisory Committee (CAC)


The South Orange County Special Education Local Plan Area (SOC SELPA) CAC seeks to join together parents, educators, lawmakers, service providers and other community members who want to make a difference in the education of all students. The CAC is here to inform and support with the goal of improving and protecting the education of our children.

We are always looking for new CAC members and volunteers.  If you are interested in becoming a voting member or volunteer, please fill out our CAC Participation Application Form.

Please view our CAC meeting schedule (Calendario de reuniones), and join us for our next meeting.

“Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write and count.  It is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace that is right for each individual child.”

– Magda Gerber

Upcoming Events

The period to review and comment on the South Orange County Local Plan closed on 5/9/24.  Please find all of the Local Plan documents below.  As one of the functions of the CAC, pursuant to EC Section 56207(b)(7), the Local Plan section(s) and the South Orange County CAC Bylaws: Section B: Governance and Administration: and Section E: Annual Service Plan must be provided to the CAC for final review 30 days before the plan being submitted the CDE.  We will leave this up until we submit our final documents to CDE, which is due to them by June 30, 2024.  Once we have all the documents finalized, this will move down below to the "CAC Information" accordion.

Triumph Awards

We had a wonderful award ceremony and we want you all to know who are award recipients are!  Here is who received an award, please congratulate them when you see them.

 Lila Samia  Psychologist (POSA)  LBUSD
 Carrie Jenal  Speech Pathologist  LBUSD
 Elizabeth Harris  Teacher  LBUSD
 Launa Kirkey  Teacher  LBUSD
 Amy Tinngirides  Transition Services Coordinator  LBUSD
 Ana Downey  Parent  LBUSD
 Katie Kipp  Instructional Assistant  SVUSD
 Zoe Tuliper  Student  SVUSD
 Stephanie Evans  Teacher  SVUSD
  Heather Waldvogel  Teacher  SVUSD
 Imran Chaudhry  Teacher  SVUSD
 Deidre Garner  Teacher  SVUSD
 Emily Reagan  Teacher  SVUSD
 Mary Margheim  Teacher/CAC Voting Member  SVUSD
 Karen Arellano  Parent/CAC Voting Member  LBUSD
 Luisa Mossa  Psychologist/CAC Voting Member  LBUSD


CAC Information

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