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.
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.
The Inventory of Services and Supports (ISS) for Students with Disabilities (SWDs) (DOC) is designed to help districts examine their policies, procedures, and practices to gain a deeper understanding of why SWDs are not learning and why the district is not closing the achievement gap. The tool is designed to provide a framework for the District Leadership Team (DLT) to use that will enhance and deepen their understandings about this subgroup of students.
This document guides schools and districts in a self-evaluation of their special education service delivery model and improved academic performance for students with disabilities. For specific questions or technical assistance on this topic, please contact Catherine Conrado or Nikarre Redcoff.
CDE's new CELDT Information Guide for 2012-13 documents the process for properly assessing English proficiency for students who are classified as English learners in special education. Specifically refer to pages 6, 13, 14, and 20. An option for the CAPA to be used to reclassify students with moderate to severe disabilities through the IEP team is included.
Meeting the Needs of English Learners with Disabilities is a resource book developed on behalf of the State SELPA Association and available for use in Sonoma County. Updated 3/12
The Sonoma County Charter SELPA (SCC-SELPA) was approved by the State Board of Education on November 10, 2011. It was formed to provide a membership option for charter schools located outside of Sonoma County. The goal of the SCC-SELPA is to support the implementation of appropriate and compliant special education services in Northern California charter schools. Click here for more information.