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California Special Education Local Plan Areas

Service area covered by a special education local plan and the governance structure created under any of the planning options of Section 56205, 56206, 56208, 56211, 56213, 56241, 56243, 56244, & 56245 of the Education Code.

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.

Legal Background

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (PL 93-112), amended in 1992, includes Section 504, which affirms the right of any student or adult who has a mental or physical impairment which inhibits a major life activity including learning; has a history of such an impairment; or is considered by a team of knowledgeable individuals to have such an impairment, from being discriminated against program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. This Act also requires that students be given a free appropriate public education in regular education classes, with necessary supplementary aids and services, if they are determined by a school team to be disabled under Section 504 or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Such eligibility may exist without concurrent eligibility for special education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

The Rehabilitation Act was followed in 1975 by the passage of PL 94-142, the Education of Handicapped Act, which was changed in 1990 to the IDEA. This is the legislation that provides that all students who are eligible for special education must be provided with a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.

The California Legislature implements the provisions of IDEA through the California Master Plan for Special Education. This plan was first implemented statewide in 1980 with the passage of Senate Bill 1870.

Some of the major areas covered by state and federal laws are the following:

  • Child Find - Each public school system is responsible to find children with disabilities in its area
  • Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) - Each public school system is responsible for ensuring that each child with disabilities is served appropriately, at no expense to the parent
  • Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) - Each child is assured of his/her right of education with non-disabled peers to the maximum extent appropriate to the needs of both
  • Due Process - The right of parent participation, and challenge, in all aspects of assessment, identification and placement is assured; involves mediation or administrative hearing procedures and complaint procedure in case of disputes
  • Individualized Educational Planning (IEP) - The right of a child to an educational program designed to meet his/her individual needs and based on adequate assessment is assured. At age 14 to 16 this includes the development of an Individual Transition Plan (ITP) to provide for transition into the world of work.

These concepts have been reinforced and interpreted by a number of court cases since the passage of the law. Two notable cases in the State of California are the Larry P. Case, which established strict rules concerning the use of standardized intelligence tests with minority populations, and the Diana Case, which has caused school systems to revise their bilingual special education assessments. The complexity of these rules and responsibilities has created the need for skilled and knowledgeable administrators who must understand the laws and apply them fairly. The SELPA Administrator is responsible for assuring that:

  • All individuals with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.
  • All regular education resources are considered and, where appropriate, utilized on a local or regional basis to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
  • A system exists at the regional level for identification, assessment and placement of disabled students.
  • A viable system for public education is functioning in the community, with broad participation and interaction involving parents and other agencies serving children and young adults.
  • An annual compliance monitoring system implemented, that continues to assure non- compliant items that have been identified through Self Reviews, Verification Reviews, Focused Monitoring or Complaints have and continue to be rectified.

Overview

Significant changes have occurred in services and programs provided for children with exceptional needs in the public schools of California. These changes have stemmed from new laws and regulations at both the state and national levels, as well as from the spirit of fairness, balance and equality that characterize the public school system in America. New interpretations of existing laws by the courts have further modified and expanded the services required for exceptional students.

Previously, children with disabilities were identified only if their educational needs were obvious. Then, they tended to be placed into programs designed to serve children with similar disabilities in special schools or located separately on comprehensive school sites. Such categorical programs were usually effective in providing specialized services for the populations they served; but in many cases, expectations for these groups were inappropriate in relation to the students' actual potential.

Gradually, the community and public agencies have become aware that children with disabilities can be educated with their non-disabled peers, guaranteeing equal opportunities for all children... including children with disabilities.

This required the sharing of program resources, including transportation, through regional cooperation among public and non-public schools and non-educational agencies.

In the early 1970s, a simultaneous movement across the country resulted in the passage of important federal and state laws. The federal laws were PL 93-112 and PL 94-142. In 1987, PL 99-457 was passed which expanded services to preschool children. In response to these laws, legislation was passed in California which provides the legal foundation for a comprehensive plan in special education and requires local districts and agencies to establish SELPAs to address the needs of all children with disabilities.

These laws and regulations promote changes and procedures leading to such things as the following:

  • Accountability
  • Annual Reviews of Progress
  • California Special Education Management Information System (CASEMIS) Reporting
  • Career Training
  • Community Involvement and Support
  • Compliance Reviews
  • Coordination of Resources Among Districts by Regions
  • Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) Assessment and Data Reporting
  • Due Process Rights
  • Educational Benefit
  • Full Service to All Students with Disabilities
  • Guaranteed Equality of Access
  • Improved Self-Esteem for Children with Disabilities
  • Increased Parent Participation
  • Individualized Educational Programs (IEP)
  • Less Restrictive Placements (LRE)
  • Local Governance Systems
  • Program Evaluation
  • Quality Program Reviews
  • Social Acceptance of Children with Disabilities
  • Staff Development Programs
  • State Performance Plan Indicator Data Collection
  • Transition from School to Post-Secondary Education and Employment

Today, as never before, parents, students and staff work together to make certain that the appropriate services are provided on an individualized basis for every child with a disability. The services are provided through the SELPAs. The Local Plan developed and maintained in each community by the people who live there, is the basis of these improvements and the foundation of services.

California Special Education Local Plan Areas

County SELPA
Code
SELPA
Name
SELPA Mailing Address City Zip Code SELPA Phone Number

Alameda

0111

Mid-Alameda County

4400 Alma Avenue

Castro Valley

94546

510-537-3000 x 1201

Alameda

0112

North Region 

1200 Solano Avenue

Albany

94706

510-525-9805

Alameda

0113

Oakland Unified 

915 54th Street

Oakland

94608

510-879-8090

Alameda

0113

Oakland Unified 

915 54th Street

Oakland

94608

510-879-8094

Alameda

0114

Tri-Valley 

4665 Bernal Avenue

Pleasanton

94566

925-426-9144

Alameda

0115

Mission Valley 

4210 Technology Drive

Fremont

94538

510-657-2350

Amador

0300

Amador County 

217 Rex Avenue

Jackson

95642

209-257-5306

Butte

0400

Butte County 

1870 Bird Street

Oroville

95965

530-532-5620

Calaveras

0500

Calaveras County 

185 South Main Street
P. O. Box 760

Angels Camp

95221

209-736-6020

Colusa

0600

Colusa County 

499 Marguerite Street, Suite A

Williams

95987

530-473-1350 x 10806

Contra Costa

0701

Contra Costa

2520 Stanwell Drive, Suite 270

Concord

94520

925-827-0949 x 14

Contra Costa

0711

Mt. Diablo Unified 

1936 Carlotta Drive

Concord

94519-1358

925-682-8000 x 4047

Contra Costa

0712

West Contra Costa Unified 

3000 Parker Road

Richmond

94806

510-307-4633

Contra Costa

0712

West Contra Costa Unified 

3000 Parker Road

Richmond

94806

510-307-4633

Contra Costa

0712

West Contra Costa Unified 

3000 Parker Road

Richmond

94806

510-307-4633

Contra Costa

0713

San Ramon Valley Unified

699 Old Orchard Drive

Danville

94526

925-552-2996

El Dorado

0901

El Dorado County 

6767 Green Valley Road

Placerville

95667-9357

530-295-2228

El Dorado

0901

El Dorado County 

6767 Green Valley Road

Placerville

95667

530-295-2462
530-642-2462 (cell)

El Dorado

0911

Tahoe-Alpine 

1021 Al Tahoe Boulevard

South Lake Tahoe

96150-4502

530-541-2850 x 1026

El Dorado

0951

El Dorado County Charter

6767 Green Valley Road

Placerville

95667-9357

530-295-2228

El Dorado

0951

El Dorado County Charter

6767 Green Valley Road

Placerville

95667-9357

530-295-2453

Fresno

1001

Fresno County 

1111 Van Ness Avenue

Fresno

93721-2000

559-265-3049

Fresno

1011

Fresno Unified 

1301 M Street

Fresno

93721

559-457-3227 (direct)
559-457-3220 (main office)

Fresno

1012

Clovis Unified 

1680 David E. Cook Way

Clovis

93611-0599

559-327-9410

Fresno

1012

Clovis Unified 

1680 David E. Cook Way

Clovis

93611-0599

559-327-9410

Fresno

1051

Fresno County Charter

1111 Van Ness Avenue

Fresno

93721-2000

559-265-3049

Glenn

1100

Glenn County 

676 East Walker Street

Orland

95963

530-934-6575 x 2102 (direct)
530-330-2008 (cell)

Humboldt

1200

Humboldt-Del Norte

2822 Harris Street

Eureka

95503

707-441-2051

Imperial

1300

Imperial County 

1398 Sperber Road

El Centro

92243

760-312-6417

Inyo

1400

Inyo County 

166 Grandview Drive

Bishop

93514

760-873-3262 x 2108

Kern

1501

Kern County Consortium

1300 17th Street

Bakersfield

93301-4533

661-636-4801

Kern

1511

Bakersfield City Elementary 

714 Williams Street

Bakersfield

93305-5440

661-631-5863

Kern

1512

Kern High

5801 Sundale Avenue

Bakersfield

93309

661-827-3105

Kern

1513

Sierra Sands 

113 West Felspar Avenue

Ridgecrest

93555-3520

760-499-1703

Kern

1514

Panama-Buena Vista Union

4200 Ashe Road

Bakersfield

93313

661-831-1906 x 6567

Kings

1600

Kings County 

1144 West Lacey Boulevard

Hanford

93230

559-589-7097 (direct)
559-589-2504 (main office)

Lake

1700

Lake County

1152 South Main Street

Lakeport

95453

707-262-4130

Lassen

1800

Lassen County 

472-013 Johnstonville Road North

Susanville

96130

530-257-2196 x 3011

Los Angeles

1901

Los Angeles County Court Schools  

9300 Imperial Highway, ECW 2035

Downey

90242

562-401-5737

Los Angeles

1902

Downey-Montebello 

9625 Van Ruiten Street, Room K1

Bellflower

90706

562-469-6790

Los Angeles

1903

East San Gabriel Valley 

1400 Ranger Drive

Covina

91722-2055

626-966-1679

Los Angeles

1904

Mid-Cities 

16703 South Clark Avenue

Bellflower

90706

562-866-9011 x 2050

Los Angeles

1906

Santa Clarita Valley 

26320 Spirit Court

Santa Clarita

91350

661-259-0033

Los Angeles

1907

Southwest

10322 Condon Avenue

Lennox

90304

310-680-5770 x 5804

Los Angeles

1908

West San Gabriel Valley 

11204 Asher Street

El Monte

91731

626-262-6257

Los Angeles

1911

Antelope Valley 

39139 10th Street, East

Palmdale

93550

661-274-4136

Los Angeles

1912

Foothill

223 North Jackson Street

Glendale

91206

818-246-5378 x 1504

Los Angeles

1913

Long Beach Unified 

1515 Hughes Way

Long Beach

90810-1839

562-997-8051 (direct)
562-997-8000 (main office)

Los Angeles

1914

Los Angeles Unified 

333 S. Beaudry Avenue, 17th Floor

Los Angeles

90017

213-241-6701

Los Angeles

1914

Los Angeles Unified 

333 S. Beaudry Avenue, 17th Floor

Los Angeles

90017

213-241-6701

Los Angeles

1916

Pasadena Unified 

351 South Hudson Avenue, Room 227

Pasadena

91109

626-396-3600 x 88605

Los Angeles

1917

Tri-City 

4034 Irving Place

Culver City

90232

310-842-4220 x 4367

Los Angeles

1918

Whittier Area Cooperative

8036 Ocean View Avenue

Whittier

90602

562-945-6431 x 8236

Los Angeles

1919

Pomona Unified

851 South Hamilton Boulevard

Pomona

91766

909-397-4648 x 28152

Los Angeles

1920

Compton Unified

417 West Alondra Boulevard

Compton

90220

310-639-4321 x  46680

Los Angeles

1921

ABC Unified

16700 Norwalk Boulveard

Cerritos

90703

562-926-5566 x 21155

Los Angeles

1922

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified

12820 Pioneer Boulevard

Norwalk

90650

562-210-2085

Los Angeles

1923

Rowland Unified

1830 South Nogales Street

Rowland Heights

91748

626-935-8201

Los Angeles

1924

Hacienda La Puente Unified

15151 Palm Avenue

Hacienda Heights

91745

626-933-6507

Los Angeles

1951

Los Angeles County Charter

9300 Imperial Highway, ECW2035

Downey

90242

562-401-5737

Madera

2000

Madera-Mariposa County 

1105 South Madera Avenue

Madera

93637

559-662-4673

Marin

2100

Marin County 

1111 Las Gallinas Avenue

San Rafael

94913

415-499-5850

Mendocino

2300

Mendocino County 

2240 Old River Road

Ukiah

95482

707-467-5173

Merced

2400

Merced County 

632 West 13th Street

Merced

95341

209-381-6711

Modoc

2500

Modoc County 

139 Henderson Street

Alturas

96101

530-233-7110

Mono

2600

Mono County 

451 Sierra Park Road
P.O. Box 130
Financial:
P.O. Box 477

Mammoth Lakes
Financial: Bridgeport

93546
Financial: 93517

760-934-0031 x 113

Monterey

2700

Monterey County 

P.O. Box 80851

Salinas

93912-0851

831-755-0342

Napa

2800

Napa County 

2121 Imola Avenue

Napa

94559

707-253-6808

Nevada

2900

Nevada County 

380 Crown Point Circle

Grass Valley

95945

530-478-6400 x 2046

Nevada

2900

Nevada County 

380 Crown Point Circle

Grass Valley

95945

530-478-6400 x 2034

Orange

3001

North Orange County 

1021 West Bastanchury Road, Suite 161

Fullerton

92833

714-641-5401 (direct)
714-641-5400 (main office)

Orange

3002

South Orange County 

25631 Peter Hartman Way

Mission Viejo

92691

949-580-3394

Orange

3011

Anaheim City 

1001 South East Street

Anaheim

92805-5749

714-517-7525 x 4120

Orange

3012

Garden Grove Unified 

10331 Stanford Avenue

Garden Grove

92840

714-663-6233

Orange

3013

Greater Anaheim 

7300 La Palma Avenue, Building 6

Buena Park

90620

714-796-8963

Orange

3014

Irvine Unified 

5050 Barranca Parkway

Irvine

92604

949-936-5234

Orange

3015

Newport-Mesa Unified 

2985 Bear Street

Costa Mesa

92626

714-424-5059 (direct)
714-424-5058 (main office)

Orange

3016

Northeast Orange County 

1301 E. Orangethorpe Avenue

Placentia

92870

714-985-8710

Orange

3017

Orange Unified 

1401 North Handy Street

Orange

92867

714-628-5550

Orange

3018

Santa Ana Unified 

1601 East Chestnut Avenue

Santa Ana

92701-6322

714-558-5832

Orange

3019

Tustin Unified

300 South C Street

Tustin

92780

714-730-7301 x 336

Orange

3020

West Orange County Consortium for Special Education

5832 Bolsa Avenue

Huntington Beach

92649

714-903-7000 x 504410 (direct)
x 504602 (main office)

Orange

3021

Capistrano Unified

33122 Valle Road

San Juan Capistrano

92675

949-234-9275

Placer

3100

Placer County 

360 Nevada Street

Auburn

95603

530-886-5873

Plumas

3200

Plumas County 

50 Church Street

Quincy

95971

530-283-6500 x 5300

Riverside

3301

Riverside County 

2935 Indian Avenue

Perris

92571

951-490-0375

Riverside

3311

Corona-Norco Unified 

2820 Clark Avenue

Norco

92860

951-736-5090

Riverside

3312

Riverside Unified 

5700 Arlington Avenue

Riverside

92504

951-352-1200 x 83503

Riverside

3313

Moreno Valley Unified 

25634 Alessandro Boulevard

Moreno Valley

92553

951-571-7500 x 17282

Riverside

3314

Temecula Valley Unified

31350 Rancho Vista Road

Temecula

92592

951-506-7086

Sacramento

3401

Sacramento County 

 P.O. Box 269003

Sacramento

95826

916-228-2447

Sacramento

3411

Elk Grove Unified 

9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road

Elk Grove

95624-1801

916-686-7780

Sacramento

3412

Sacramento City Unified 

5735 47th Avenue

Sacramento

95824

916-643-9163

Sacramento

3413

San Juan Unified 

3738 Walnut Avenue

Carmichael

95608

916-971-7953

Sacramento

3414

Folsom-Cordova Unified

1965 Birkmont Drive

Rancho Cordova

95742

916-294-9007 x 102410

Sacramento

3415

Twin Rivers Unified

3222 Winona Way

North Highlands

95660

916-566-1617 x 33303

Sacramento

3416

Natomas Unified

1901 Arena Boulevard

Sacramento

95834

916-567-5434
916-588-0782 (cell)

San Benito

3500

San Benito County 

460 Fifth Street

Hollister

95023

831-637-5393 x 112

San Bernardino

3601

Desert/Mountain

17800 Highway 18

Apple Valley

92307-1221

760-955-3555

San Bernardino

3602

East Valley Consortium

670 E. Carnegie Drive

San Bernardino

92408

909-252-4507

San Bernardino

3603

West End 

8265 Aspen Avenue, Suite 200

Rancho Cucamonga

91730

909-476-6131

San Bernardino

3611

Morongo Unified 

5715 Utah Trail

Twentynine Palms

92277

760-367-9191 x 4230

San Bernardino

3612

San Bernardino City Unified 

1535 W. Highland Avenue

San Bernardino

92411

909-880-6863

San Bernardino

3613

Fontana Unified 

9680 Citrus Avenue, #33

Fontana

92335

909-357-7600 x 29378

San Bernardino

3614

Ontario-Montclair

950 West D Street

Ontario

91762

909-418-6577

San Bernardino

3651

Desert/Mountain Charter

17800 Highway 18

Apple Valley

92307

760-955-3556

San Diego

3701

East County 

924 East Main Street

El Cajon

92021

619-590-3920 (direct)     858-298-2117 (cell)

San Diego

3702

North Coastal Consortium for Special Education

255 Pico Avenue, Suite 101/Room 22

San Marcos

92069

760-307-1486

San Diego

3702

North Coastal Consortium for Special Education

255 Pico Avenue, Suite 101/Room 22

San Marcos

92069

760-761-5111 (direct)
858-449-5111 (cell)

San Diego

3703

North Inland 

1710 Montecito Road

Ramona

92065

760-788-4671

San Diego

3704

South County 

800 National City Boulevard, Suite 202

National City

91950

619-470-5224

San Diego

3711

Poway Unified 

15250 Avenue of Science

San Diego

92128

858-521-2822

San Diego

3712

San Diego Unified 

4100 Normal Street, Annex 6a

San Diego

92103

619-725-7389 (direct)
619-725-7700 (main office)

San Francisco

3800

San Francisco Unified 

3045 Santiago Street

San Francisco

94116

415-759-2240
628-218-1822 (cell)

San Joaquin

3901

San Joaquin County 

P.O. Box 213030

Stockton

95213-9030

209-468-4925

San Joaquin

3911

Lodi Area 

1305 East Vine Street

Lodi

95240

209-331-7062

San Joaquin

3912

Port City Unified 

1541 East March Lane

Stockton

95210

209-933-7484 x 7125

San Luis Obispo

4000

San Luis Obispo County 

8005 Morro Road

Atascadero

93422

805-782-7329

San Mateo

4100

San Mateo County 

101 Twin Dolphin Drive

Redwood City

94065-1064

650-802-5465

Santa Barbara

4200

Santa Barbara County  

5385 Hollister Avenue, Box 107

Santa Barbara

93111

805-683-1424

Santa Clara

4301

Santa Clara Area 1 

1290 Ridder Park Drive - MC 277

San Jose

95131-2398

408-453-6566

Santa Clara

4302

Santa Clara Area 2 

1290 Ridder Park Drive - MC 277

San Jose

95131-2398

408-453-6566

Santa Clara

4303

Santa Clara Area 3 

1290 Ridder Park Drive - MC 277

San Jose

95131-2398

408-453-6566

Santa Clara

4304

Santa Clara Area 4 

1290 Ridder Park Drive - MC 277

San Jose

95131-2398

408-453-6566

Santa Clara

4307

Santa Clara Area 7 

1290 Ridder Park Drive - MC 277

San Jose

95131-2398

408-453-6566

Santa Clara

4311

South East Consortium

3434 Marten Avenue

San Jose

95148

408-223-3776

Santa Cruz

4401

North Santa Cruz County 

400 Encinal Street

Santa Cruz

95060-2115

831-466-5701

Santa Cruz

4411

Pajaro Valley Joint Unified 

294 Green Valley Road

Watsonville

95076

831-786-2130

Shasta

4500

Shasta County 

1524 Magnolia Avenue

Redding

96001-1513

530-225-0100

Sierra

4600

Sierra County 

109 Beckwith Road
P.O. Box 955

Loyalton

96118

530-993-1660 x 170

Siskiyou

4700

Siskiyou County 

609 South Gold Street

Yreka

96097

530-842-8441

Solano

4801

Solano County 

5100 Business Center Drive

Fairfield

94534

707-399-4461

Solano

4811

Vallejo City Unified 

665 Walnut Avenue

Vallejo

94592

707-556-8921 x 50158

Sonoma

4900

Sonoma County 

5860 Labath Avenue

Rohnert Park

94928

707-524-2752

Sonoma

4951

Sonoma County Charter

5860 Labath Avenue

Rohnert Park

94928

707-524-2752

Stanislaus

5001

Stanislaus County 

1325 Celeste Drive

Modesto

95354

209-238-6552

Stanislaus

5011

Modesto City Schools 

426 Locust Street

Modesto

95351

209-492-1789

Stanislaus

5011

Modesto City Schools 

426 Locust Street

Modesto

95351

209-492-1789

Sutter

5100

Sutter County 

970 Klamath Lane

Yuba City

95993

530-822-2910

Tehama

5200

Tehama County 

900 Palm Street

Red Bluff

96080

530-527-8614

Trinity

5300

Trinity County 

P.O. Box 1256

Weaverville

96093

530-623-2861

Tulare

5400

Tulare County 

P.O. Box 5091

Visalia

93278-5091

559-730-2910 x 5120

Tuolumne

5500

Tuolumne County 

175 Fairview Lane

Sonora

95370-4859

209-536-2087

Ventura

5600

Ventura County 

5100 Adolfo Road

Camarillo

93012

805-437-1561 (direct)
805-437-1560 (main office)

Yolo

5700

Yolo County 

1280 Santa Anita Court, Suite 150

Woodland

95776

530-668-3787

Sacramento

5800

Yuba County 

935 14th Street

Marysville

95901-4198

530-749-4873

Sacramento

7100

California State Special Schools

1430 N Street, Suite 1201

Sacramento

95814

916-327-3860

Sacramento

7200

CDCR-Division of Juvenile Justice

P.O. Box 588500
8260 Longleaf Drive, Building C, Suite 203

Elk Grove

95758

916-683-7756 (direct)
916-683-7755 (main office)
916-683-7754 (Stacy)

Sacramento

7300

CA Department of Developmental Services

1600 9th Street, Room 340, MS 3-17

Sacramento

95814

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Recently Posted in Special Education
  • Senate Bill 75 Interim Progress Report (added 16-Oct-2020)
    Report to the Legislature and the Department of Finance.
  • ACSE Agenda October 21, 2020 (added 08-Oct-2020)
    Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.
  • FMTA Consultant Assignments by Region (updated 16-Sep-2020)
    The Focused Monitoring and Technical Assistance (FMTA) Consultants are assigned geographically and by quality assurance activity to align with the eleven California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) regions.