San Diego Unified School District
The special education department at the San Diego Unified School District (“SDUSD”) serves approximately 14,097 students with special needs on Individualized Educational Programs (“IEPs”) and 504 Plans, approximately 14.8% of the student population. San Diego Unified School District is the second largest school district in California, serving approximately 95,233 children, from preschool to adult transition (3-22 years old). San Diego Unified School District’s special education department offers a variety of programs, services, and supports.
San Diego Unified School District Special Education
Learn more about the San Diego Unified School District and their special education program(s) by visiting their website and reviewing available information, attending meetings that are open to the public, reviewing the general and special education policies and procedures, and more! Here are a few links to get you started.
Can a Special Education Attorney Help?
If you disagree with, or have concerns about, your child’s Individualized Educational Program (“IEP”) you may want to consult with a special education attorney. Perhaps you made a request to conduct assessments, for Independent Educational Evaluations (“IEEs”), to provide additional support, or change placement, and the district denied that request. Maybe you are withholding consent to the IEP in the hopes the school will make specific changes that you believe are necessary. It never hurts to get a second set of eyes on your concerns.
The Bigger Picture
The San Diego Unified School District is a local educational agency organized under the San Diego County Office of Education and acts as their own administrative unit called a Special Education Local Plan Area (“SELPA”). As a California public educational agency, San Diego Unified School District receives Federal funding from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
School districts are required to join a geographic region called a Special Education Local Plan Area to provide for the needs of students residing within their boundaries.
San Diego Unified School District is located in the San Diego County and receives support and oversight from the San Diego County Office of Education (“SDCOE”).
California receives Federal funding from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and has enacted State laws to further support students with disabilities.
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