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Local Plan for Special Education

What is a Special Education Local Plan Area?

In 1977, all California school districts and county school offices were mandated to form consortiums in geographical regions of sufficient size and scope to provide for all special education service needs of children residing within the region boundaries. Each region, Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA), developed a local plan describing how it would provide special education services. 

SELPAs are dedicated to the belief that all students can learn and that special needs students must be guaranteed equal opportunity to become contributing members of society. SELPAs facilitate high quality educational programs and services for special needs students and training for parents and educators. The SELPA collaborates with county agencies and school districts to develop and maintain healthy and enriching environments in which special needs students and families can live and succeed.

You can read more about SELPAs on the California Department of Education website.

Local Plan

SCUSD is part of the Santa Clara County Office of Eduction's (SCCOE) North West SELPA. To view our SELPA plan, use the link below to visit the SCCOE Local Plans webpage and select the appropriate plan sections.