SOUTH EAST CONSORTIUM SPECIAL EDUCATION LOCAL PLAN AREA (SELPA)
In 1977, all school districts and county offices of education were mandated to form consortiums in geographical regions of sufficient size and scope to provide special education services for children with disabilities residing within the region boundaries. These regions are called Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs).
The SELPA is responsible for assuring program availability for all students with disabilities. To achieve this task, the SELPA assists districts with program development and coordinates regional programs within the SELPA. The SELPA provides technical assistance and administrative support to the districts within the SELPA to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements. Additionally, the SELPA provides staff development and training for educators and the community.
There are two SELPA Administrative Unit (AU) offices within the boundaries of Santa Clara County. The AU for the South East Consortium SELPA is the Mount Pleasant Elementary School District.
SOUTH EAST CONSORTIUM SELPA
ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT: Mt. PLEASANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
SELPA DIRECTOR: Shelly Ota
Alum Rock Union School District
Berryessa School District
East Side Union High School District
Evergreen School District
Franklin McKinley School District
Gilroy Unified School District
Milpitas Unified School District
Morgan Hill Unified School District
Mt. Pleasant School District
Oak Grove School District
Orchard School District
Santa Clara County Office of Education
The SELPA Director for all other districts in Santa Clara County outside of the South East Consortium SELPA is Leo Mapagu. Click HERE to contact Mr. Mapagu and for information about the other SELPAs in Santa Clara.
Learn more about SELPAS HERE and also on the California Department of Education's website.