Sonoma County SELPA

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.

NEW! Common Core Standards/SBAC

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.

NEW! Inventory of Services and Supports for Students with Disabilities

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 information is for Districts who have received requests for Non-Compliance Data from CDE.

IEP Forms


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.

Nov 3 Section 504: I've Been to the Legal Training, Now What Do I Do?
Nov 4 SEIS, Intermediate-Level Teacher Training
Nov 5 SEIS, Intermediate-Level Teacher Training
Nov 12 Visual Supports for Students with ASD, Preschool to Grade 8
Dec 1 CCSS & the Special Educator: Now What? (Morning Session)
Dec 1 CCSS & the Special Educator: Now What? (Afternoon Session)
Dec 4 Building a Better IEP
Dec 5 Woodcock-Johnson IV Cognitive: New Tests & Features (Morning)
Dec 5 Woodcock-Johnson IV Achievement: New Tests & Features (Afternoon)
Dec 8 Paraeducators: Teaching Students with ASD