Resources for Familes

Join us for our coffees!

Coffees with

the Special Education Director

and Families of Students with IEPs

Tuesdays from 9:00-10:00am at the

Arcadia Educational Center

150 S. Third Ave.


Only 2 remaining this school year


November 2017

Behavior in the School Setting--November 2017


January 2018

The California Dashboard Presentation January 2018


February 2018


(Transitions from preschool, elementary, middle, high school and beyond)

February 27, 2018 Presentation Slides

March 27th

Mental Health in Schools


May 8th

End of Year Wrap Up


*Topics are subject to change without notice


Please join other parents of students with IEPs and Katherine Mahoney, the Special Education Director, to connect, learn, and contribute.  It is a wonderful opportunity to join a community of positive and supportive parents.



2017-2018 Community Advisory Committee



Meetings will be held in the West San Gabriel Valley SELPA – Board Room 15 West Alhambra Road Alhambra, CA 91801

From 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM*

2017- 2018 Meetings

Dates Type of Meeting Location Time
September 11, 2017 Regular Meeting WSGV SELPA 6:00 - 7:00 pm
October 9, 2017 Regular Meeting WSGV SELPA 6:00 - 7:00 pm
November 13, 2017 Regular Meeting WSGV SELPA 6:00 - 7:00 pm
December 4, 2017 Holiday Mixer WSGV SELPA 6:00 - 7:00 pm
January 8, 2018 Regular Meeting WSGV SELPA 6:00 - 7:00 pm
February 5, 2018 Regular Meeting WSGV SELPA 6:00 - 7:00 pm
March 12, 2018 Regular Meeting WSGV SELPA 6:00 - 7:00 pm
May 14, 2018 Regular Meeting WSGV SELPA 6:00 - 7:00 pm
June 11, 2018 Regular Meeting WSGV SELPA 6:00 - 7:00 pm

* Childcare will be provided at all meetings.

For information regarding how, to whom, and when a request for disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, may be made by a person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation to participate in the public meeting, please contact Elizabeth Pau at 626-943-3435.

Any materials required by law to be made available to the public prior to a meeting of the West San Gabriel Valley Superintendents’ Council can be inspected at the following address during normal business hours: 15 West Alhambra Road, Alhambra, California 91801.


"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." ~Henry Ford


The Arcadia Unified School District anticipates a collaborative, positive and mutually respectful relationship with each family. We recognize that there are times that disagreements may arise that are not resolved at the school level. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) provides an opportunity for individuals to resolve disagreements in a safe, efficient way.
The fist step is to contact your Special Education Director, Katherine Mahoney at (626) 821-8371 or at
Click here if you'd like to learn more about ADR.
The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is an advisory committee made up of parents, professionals and community members from the 14 member school districts.

Role of the CAC 
The CAC serves as an advisory board to review and help develop the Local Plan for Special Education required under EC Sec 56190. The CAC recommends annual priorities to be addressed by the SELPA, encourages community involvement, assists in parent education and provides support to families with children in special education. 

Participating in the CAC 
All CAC meetings are open to the public. Parents and other caregivers are encouraged to attend these meetings where they can learn about what is happening in their school district, around the state and receive other important information about special education. Voting members are appointed and approved by the school board of each district. The majority of voting membership must be comprised of parents of children with disabilities enrolled in public or private schools within the SELPA. Everyone concerned with the education of children with special needs are welcome to attend.
The West San Gabriel Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) is a multi district SELPA located within the Los Angeles County. They are a consortium of fourteen Local Education Agencies (LEAs). 

Our Mission
The West San Gabriel Valley SELPA supports Students, Families and Member Districts by providing quality trainings, special events and the essential information necessary to encourage Students to reach their greatest potential.

In support of their commitment they will provide a well-trained staff dedicated to:
Working in partnership with schools, families and the community
Helping all students become successful members of society
Create a welcoming SELPA environment

For additional information, contact their office at (626) 943-3435.
There is an upcoming parent training, hosted by SELPA in partnership with Chapman University and the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. It is FREE 1-day training for parents on Saturday, May 12th and lunch will be provided.
Topics will be similar to those that the educators learn, with the goal of teachers and parents to be able to share the same knowledge base to collaboratively work together.
Registration is live on the SELPA website under upcoming events or the direct link is on the flyer below.