Parent Advisory Committee (SPED PAC)

Special Education Parent Advisory Committee Mission


We believe in the innate and immov­able value of every student with unique needs and that disability it­self is a natural part of the human experience. It is our mission, there­fore, to offer our utmost toward promoting educational journeys for special education students that are wholesome, rewarding, and that will prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living.

" There is no more powerful ad­vocate than a parent armed with information and options."
Rod Paige - Secretary of Education


Next Meeting

Adelanto S.T.R.O.N.G. Parent Program Meeting February 7, 2017 starting at 9:30 am in the AESD Boardroom. This meeting is open to everyone. View the flyer || ver el folleto


Goals and Objectives


  • Expect and promote the highest of ethical standards, professional behavior, and mutual respect between parents, educators, and service providers.
  • Uphold the right of students to receive a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.
  • Advocate for appropriate services that at­tend to the unique needs of special educa­tion students.
  • Work cooperatively with the District to develop and implement policy and proce­dure that protects and safe guards the con­fidential information and right to privacy for special education students and families.
  • Advance equal partnership between par­ents, educators, and service providers.
  • Work collaboratively with members of the Adelanto School District, service providers, parents, and our community to assist in the development of a fuller understanding of and consideration for the challenges, differ­ences, and personal strengths of individuals with exceptional needs.
  • Work collaboratively with the District to help students achieve at high academic lev­els. contribute to their community, identify individual interest, and reach personal goals.
  • Serve as a resource and support network for parents of children with special needs and for those whose children have been referred for an initial assessment.
  • Advocate in behalf of special education students to District Administrators.
  • Improve communication between par­ents. staff, administrators, and school councils on special education issues.
  • Create a constituency and presence in the District in order to effectively rep­resent parents of children with special needs and to inspire networking among families.
  • Advise the Adelanto School District and regional school committees/ districts on issues related to the educa­tion, health, and safety of special educa­tion students.
  • Regularly participate with District Ad­ministration in the planning, develop­ment and evaluation of the District's special education programs, and offer recommendations that may ensue.
  • In cooperation with the District Ad­ministration, provide annual training on the rights of students and their parents that are afforded to them by federal and state law.