The Sonoma County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) is a state-mandated association that oversees and facilitates educational services for students with disabilities in Sonoma County.
El Plan de Area Local del Condado de Sonoma (SELPA) es una asociación obligatoria del estado que supervisa y facilita los servicios educativos para los estudiantes con discapacidades en el condado de Sonoma.
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Managing Student Behavior (MSB) is a program developed by the Sonoma County SELPA and district behavior specialists to address the issues of positive behavioral intervention and emergency techniques. This is a two-part training that results in certification by the Sonoma County SELPA. Once training is completed, certification is good for two years and satisfies the initial or re-certification requirement.
Part 1 of the training
Part 1 is geared toward preventative strategies and interventions to avoid aggressive student behavior. It also covers the escalation cycle. The Part 1 workshop will be held on May 19, 2016, 8:30am-3:00pm, at SCOE. The workshop is open to all teachers, administrators, and assistants.
Part 2 of the training
Part 2 is contingent upon successful completion of Part 1. This portion of the training covers crisis communication, escape and evade, and SELPA-approved emergency techniques. Part 2 workshop will be take place on May 24th, 8:30am-3:00pm, and is open to those participants who have successfully completed Part 1. Please remember to wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes.
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Districts and schools in California have switched to a new statewide assessment system. The assessments focus on California Common Core Standards and are administered through a computerized testing system developed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). Learn about Common Core Standards and the SBAC assessment by visiting SELPA's Common Core/SBAC page or by visiting the SCOE SBAC page.
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The Sonoma County SELPA believes that all students can learn. Our mission is to support special education students in achieving a high level of academic/functional performance according to national, state, and local standards. To assure this outcome, the SELPA department will provide information, resources and support to students, parents, and all school staff.
La organización SELPA del condado de Sonoma cree que todos los estudiantes pueden aprender. Nuestra misión es apoyar a los estudiantes de educación especial en el logro de un alto nivel de rendimiento académico/ funcional de acuerdo al nivel nacional, estatal, y de las normas locales. Para asegurar este resultado, el departamento SELPA proporcionará información, recursos y apoyo a los estudiantes, padres de familia y a todo el personal de la escuela.