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Jan 29, 2018 @ 8:30AM -
Jan 30, 2018 @ 4:00PM


email info@capses.com
phone (916)-447-7061
fax (916)447-1320
California District Attorny's Association Training Room
921 11 Street,
Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814


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Administrator Training Day & Legislative Day

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Administrator Training Day - Monday, January 28, 2019

 Legislative Day - Tuesday, January 29, 2019



Monday, January 28, 2019
8:30 am to 4:00  p.m.
Elks Tower Event Center
921 11th Street, Suite 501
Sacramento, CA  95814


Tina Tranzor, J.D., E.D.s., Education Administrator, California Department of Education, Special Education Division, Interagency-Nonpublic Schools and Agencies Unit & Thomas Williamson, Staff Services Manager I,  California Department of Education, Interagency-Nonpublic Schools and Agencies Unit

The 2018-2019 school year has brought changes to nonpublic school and nonpublic agency state certification laws, policies and procedures. This session will offer a CDE perspective on how the California Department of Education, Nonpublic Schools/Agencies Unit (also known as the FMTA VI Unit) has implemented these changes and how NPS and NPA have responded to the changes in the 2019 annual renewal applications for state certification, on-site review cycles, monitoringand compliance. The presenters will also give an update on the demographics of nonpublic schools and agencies, changes in CDE personnel, and CDE/CAPSES mutual issues of concern regarding state certification.



Lee Angela Reid, Partner, Capitol Advisors Group, LLC
Ryan C. Eisenberg, Ed.D., Executive Director, AchieveKids and GAC President
Teresa Malekzadeh, Executive Director, Beacon School and CAPSES Board President
Richard Schnetzer, Mardan School, and CAPSES Governmental Affairs Consultant

Members of the CAPSES Governmental Affairs Committee will address the latest on state and federal policy related issues impacting nonpublic schools and agencies.  Topics include highlights of potential legislation, the impact of past legislative policies, identify current trends and provide an overview of recent CAPSES actions.  An update from Capital Advisors, touching on the Governor's initial budget proposal and statewide trends is also included. 

LEE ANGELA REID joined the advocacy team at Capitol Advisors Group after spending 23 years in the State Capitol working on K-12 education issues. Ms. Reid served as a consultant on state and federal education issues in the Senate Office of Research, providing analysis and advice to legislators and legislative staff on K-12 education policy issues and trends.  Ms. Reid served as the K-14 education consultant to the Vice-Chair of the Senate Education Committee, Senator Bruce McPherson from 2001 to 2004.  She is a graduate of UC Davis with bachelor degrees in International Relations and Spanish. In December of 2017, Lee Angela was named Partner at Capitol Advisors, LLC.

RYAN EISENBERG has been a special education professional for over 17 years.  During his career Ryan has been a teacher, administrator, and a non-profit leader, helping to design and develop programming for some of our communities most complex learners.  As the Executive Director of AchieveKids, Ryan remains dedicated to helping build inclusive communities where his students can thrive.  Ryan earned his doctorate from the University of Southern California, conducting research on the efficiency of special education outsourcing, investigating public-private partnerships to meet the needs of students with complex disabilities.   Beyond his role with as at AchieveKids, Ryan is on the board of directors for CAPSES, where he serves as the chairperson of the Governmental Affairs Committee.  Ryan also serves on the Board of Trustees for Pacific Oaks College and belongs to state focus groups focused on advocacy and equity in education for all students.

TERESA MALEKZADEH is Executive Director of Beacon School in San Jose where she has worked for 30 years.  She has served on several key workgroups including Behavioral Intervention Stakeholder Work Group (BIP). She currently serves on the California Private School Advisory Committee that ensures that private schools are given the opportunity for personal development through Title funding; Stakeholder Work Group that assists the California Department of Education to provide oversight of the technical assistance and motoring to LEAs regarding the AB 114 Transition Work Group and the Mental Health Work Group that continues to provide guidance for LEA’s and parents to ensure that all students mental health needs are addressed and met.  Teresa has been a CAPSES board member since 2000, during which time she has served as president, events committee chairperson, Region 7 representative and continues to support CAPSES members on various statewide issues.

RICHARD SCHNETZER has served as a Special Education Teacher, Special Education Program Administrator, and Business Services Coordinator for the Mardan School in Irvine, California since 1966. He has also served as an Independent Consultant in his firm, R.C. Schnetzer & Associates, since 1989. Mr. Schnetzer has established long-standing relationships with the California Department of Education, as well as many public-school districts, County offices, and special education local plan areas (SELPA);. Mr. Schnetzer served as a member of the California Department of Education, Personal Qualifications Workgroup, from 2007 to 2012. Mr. Schnetzer served twice as CAPSES President from 1983-1985, and 2003-2005; He was the Governmental Affairs Chair of CAPSES from 1985 to 2003. Currently, Dick serves as the Governmental Affairs Consultant for CAPSES, an organization that he has been a member of CAPSES since 1971. 


CAPSES leadership will provide an interactive moderated panel discussion on the “in-and-outs” of negotiating rates and potential contract language with school districts and SELPAs.  Members of the panel will represent both northern and southern regions of the state, as well as both Nonpublic Agencies and Nonpublic Schools.  The panel members have many successful experiences in negotiating mutually agreeable results with various districts and SELPAs throughout California.  They will share their experience and advice in “what to do,” and just as importantly, “what not to do,” in negotiating with your contracting districts and SELPAs.

Topics covered will include:

  • Discussing Daily Rate (NPS’s)
  • Techniques for discussing Related Services Rates (NPS’s/NPA’s)
  • Cooperative/Collaborative discussion techniques
  • When to move to the “next level,” in the negotiation process

Monday, January 28, 2019
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CDAA Training room
921 Elks Street, Suite 501
Sacramento, CA 95814

At the conclusion of the CAPSES Administrator Training Day, guest are invited to stay and enjoy a glass of wine and the opportunity to network woth other administrators from across the state. 



Tuesday,  January 29, 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 p.m.
California State Capitol Building
Hearing Room (to be announced)
Sacramento, CA  95814


EDUCATION AND THE CURRENT POLITICAL CLIMATE  Presented by Jack O'Connell, Partner, Capitol Advisors Group, LLC


In this timely presentation, Jack O’Connell will share his insights of the current political climate, resulting from federal policy and legislation, the Governor's California State Budget and state and federal leadership.   O’Connell will give Legislative Day attendees a private tour of the floor of the legislature following his presentation.  

JACK O'CONNELL,  a former State Superintendent, brings decades of public service and expertise to Capitol Advisors Group. During his two terms as State Superintendent of Public Instruction and twenty years as both a state Senator and Assembly Member, O’Connell focused on closing the achievement gap and preparing students for a rapidly changing global economy by holding high standards for all students. He remains a strong supporter and facilitator of partnerships between schools, businesses, communities, and philanthropies in order to engage all students with challenging, real-world education experiences. Prior to becoming a founding Partner of Capitol Advisors Group, Jack served as the Chief Education Officer at School Innovations & Advocacy. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Fullerton and a secondary teaching credential from California State University, Long Beach. As a former high school teacher and author of the legislation creating the California High School Exit Exam, he led a comprehensive effort to increase rigor and improve student achievement in California high schools. 


 CAPSES Members

Early Bird Registration Fee for Both Days - $150 (ends Jan. 11 , 2019)
Late Registration Fee for Both Days - $160 (beginning Jan 12, 2018)


Early Bird Registration Fee for Both Days - $175 (ends Jan 11, 2019)  
Late Registration Fee for Both Days - $200 (beginning Jan 12, 2019)

Transportation from the Airport

  • Downtown Sacramento is a short ten-minute drive from Sacramento International Airport. Below are transportation options to and from the Airport.   
  • Yellow Cab Co. of Sacramento - (917) 447-2222
  • SuperShuttle - (916) 648-2500
  • Sacramento Airport Shuttle - (916) 234-6884
  • Uber

Where to Stay

The following hotels are within walking distance to the Elks Tower Training Center:

Hyatt Regency Sacramento

1209 L Street, Sacramento, CA  95814
(916) 447-1234

Sheraton Grand Hotel

1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA  95814
(916) 447-1700

The Citizen Hotel

926 J Street, Sacramento, CA
(916) 447-2700

The Holiday Inn Sacramento, Capitol Plaza

300 J Street, Sacramento, CA  95814
(916) 446-0100

Dining & Shopping

Continental Breakfast is provided with Administrator Training Day, and lunch is provided on both days. Downtown Sacramento has a vibrant restaurant scene offering an extensive variety of dining options.  Go to: www.sacramento.downtowngrid.com to plan your dining experience while in Sacramento. 

Fun Things to Do

Take the Wide Open Walls Tour.  Wide Open Walls is Sacramento's celebration of public art and promotes great cultural understanding and appreciaton amoungest diverse groups. You won't be dissapointed! Go to:  www.wow916.com

Old Town Sacramento is a thriving shopping dining and entertainment district located on the west end of Downtown Sacramento and within walking distance.  Go to: www.oldsacramento.com for more info.

The Crocker Art Museum is the first public art museum founded in the Western United States and is now one of the leading art museums in California.  Go to:  www.crockerartmuseum.org for more info.  Sacramento is home many events and festivals throughout the year. Go to: www.sacramento365.com for more info. 


Book your flights, make your hotel reservations and stay tuned for more details!