Special Education is specialized instruction provided for children from birth to age 22 who qualify according to the laws and regulations outlined by the state and federal government.
Western Placer Unified School District serves students with special needs who reside within the district and are between the ages of 3 years through age 22, including students attending private schools.
SPECIAL EDUCATION LOCAL PLAN AREA (SELPA)
The Western Placer Unified School District is part of the Placer County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). One of the supports that Placer County SELPA provides to parents and school districts is the services of a program specialist. The SELPA program specialist provides coordination, consultation and is a resource for assistance with program development to school districts. The program specialist is a resource for both teachers and parents. Kristi Gregersen is the SELPA Program Specialist for Dry Creek and can be reached at (530) 886-5872. For more information regarding Placer County SELPA, including their approved comprehensive plan, budget and service plan, visit the Placer County Office of Education website.
COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CAC)
The purpose of the SELPA CAC is to empower and equip parents of students with special needs to become effective team members in their child’s education. They do that by helping parents gain knowledge of the special education system; learning how to communicate effectively with other team members; and by providing opportunities for training and support. To access information about meeting dates and times please click here.
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: