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Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)

Overview

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 20 United States Code (20 USC) Section 1400 et seq. and related federal regulations, require each special education local plan area (SELPA) to ensure a continuum of program options are available to meet the needs of students with disabilities for special education and related services.

SCUSD 2022-2023 SELPA Local Plan Resource Padlet

Local Plan Input: As a part of the Local Plan development, we welcome input. If you have input into the Local Plan, please feel free to provide by emailing geovanni-linares@scusd.edu (with subject: Local Plan Input)

What is a SELPA?

Overview

In 1977, all school districts and county school offices in California were required to form geographical regions of sufficient size and scope to provide for all special education service needs of children residing within the region’s boundaries. Each region became known as a Special Education Local Plan Area – SELPA. 

The Goal of The SELPA

Overview

Even though there are many organizational structures for a SELPA, all SELPAs have the same basic goal: 

to deliver high quality special education programs and services to students with disabilities in the most effective manner practicable.