About the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)


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?


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.