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SELPA

SRVUSD Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)

What is a SELPA?

In California all school districts and county school offices are required to belong to a Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) to address the needs of all children with disabilities. All SELPAs have the same basic goal: to deliver high quality special education programs and services to the students with disabilities in the most effective, efficient, and cost effective manner practicable. In general there are two types of SELPAs.  The single district SELPA serves one district which may be unified or non-unified.  This SELPA generally operates within the administrative structure of the district and operates all of the district's special education programs as well as providing the functions of the SELPA. The second type of SELPA is a multi-district SELPA which may or may not operate programs along with providing SELPA functions.  The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is now a single district SELPA and as such operates a continuum of programs to meet the needs of students birth to age 22.

What are the responsibilities of the SELPA?

In addition to assuring programs are available for all students with disabilities from birth until age 22, the SELPA must see that programs provide any needed services for any student with an exceptional need, and to assist in placements, provide technical assistance, and administrative support for the many requirements of the new laws and requirements being placed on districts.

SELPA responsibilities include such things as:

  • Ensuring programs/services are available for all children with disabilities
  • Curriculum/Program Development
  • Support Surrogate Parent Training
  • Community Advisory Committee Support
  • Management Information Systems
  • Transition Planning
  • Personnel Development
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Community Awareness
  • Program Coordination

Click on the link to view San Ramon's SELPA local plan

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