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Special Education

Special Education is specialized instruction provided for children from birth to age 22 who qualify accordingly to the laws and regulations outlined by the state and federal guidelines.

Western Placer Unified School District serves students with special needs who reside within the district and are between the ages of 3 years through 22, including students attending private schools.

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CONTACT

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Ellie Martinez
Director of Special Education
916-645-6350
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Lauren McCauley
Program Specialist
916-645-6350
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Grace Goodwin
Program Specialist
916-645-6350
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Parents' Rights

Parents are notified of all of their rights annually and at various stages within the special education process. Staff from the District, County Office of Education or SELPA are available to answer questions and provide assistance.  To view the Special Education Rights of Parents and Children document in your language, click the link below:

Special Education Continuum of Program Options

Special education services are provided to students through their District of Residence no later than a students 3rd birthday and continue until they receive a high school diploma or after the completion of the school year in which the student turn 22.  Students who qualify for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) during their preschool years will receive support through our preschool continuum of services until they become Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten age.  Students transition into school aged services upon becoming TK or K eligible and receive support throughout their educational career.  If transition services are required, in the absence of a high school diploma, 18-22 transition services are provided to support all post-secondary transition needs.  The WPUSD continuum of service includes:

PLACER COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION (PCOE) SERVICES