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Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)


What is a SELPA?

In 1977, all 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.


Calaveras County SELPA

The Calaveras County SELPA is a multi-district SELPA.  The SELPA membership is comprised of all Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) located within the County which include:  Bret Harte Union High, Calaveras County Office of Education, Calaveras Unified, Mark Twain Union Elementary, Mountain Oaks Charter and Vallecito Union. There are approximately 1100 students with disabilities, ages 0-22 enrolled in the member LEAs.