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 Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)

SELPA

 About SELPA

The Placer County Special Education Local Planning Area (SELPA) is a Multi-District/County Office SELPA. Currently, 16 school districts, three charter schools and the Placer County Office of Education are members of this SELPA which provides special education programs and services to more than 8,000 students fr​om birth until age 21 years.

All SELPAs have the same basic goal to deliver high quality special education programs and services to students with disabilities in the most effective, efficient, and cost-effective manner practicable.

 SELPA Announcements

Professional Learning

08/12/2019

The Placer County SELPA provides professional learning opportunities for general and special education teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, school psychologists, speech-language pathologists and support staff in many areas to support students in all educational environments.​​


For Parents

08/12/2019

Placer County SELPA is here to serve our parent community by providing resources and a forum for you to be involved in your child's education.​


District Support

08/12/2019

The Placer County SELPA is committed to providing our districts with technical assistance and support that aligns with state and federal laws, informs best practices, and assures that all regionalized operations and services are provided in accordance with the Local Plan. ​Visit Open Access​.


SELPA Governance

08/12/2019

The SELPA Governance approves policies and the Allocation Plan (funding methodology for the SELPA). The SELPA Governance consists of the Council of Superintendents (COS), the Executive Committee of the Council of Superintendents (ECCOS), the Program/Business Review Committee (PBRC), the Special Education Administrators Committee (SEAC) and the Community Advisory Committee (CAC).

 District Support

District SupportThe ​Placer County SELPA is committed to providing our districts with technical assistance and support that aligns with state and federal laws, informs best practices, and assures that all regionalized operations and services are provided in accordance with the Local Plan.​

Visit District Support

 Parent Support

Parent Support​The Placer County SELPA is here to serve our parent community by providing resources and a forum for you to be involved in your child's education.​

Visit Parent Support

 Professional Learning

Professional Learning​The Placer County SELPA provides professional learning opportunities for regular and special education teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, school psychologists, speech-language pathologists and support staff in many areas to support students in all educational environments.​

Visit Professional Learning

 SELPA Governance

SELPA Governance​The SELPA Governance approves policies and the Allocation Plan (funding methodology for the SELPA). The SELPA Governance consists of the Council of Superintendents (COS), the Executive Committee of the Council of Superintendents (ECCOS), the Program/Business Review Committee (PBRC), the Special Education Administrators Committee (SEAC) and the Community Advisory Committee (CAC).​

Visit SELPA Governance

 Meet the Team

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Troy Tickle

Executive Director

(530) 886-5873​

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Cara Peterson

Support Coordinator

(530) 886-5878

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Kristi Gregersen

Program Specialist​​

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Leah Padilla

Program Specialist

(530) 886-5877

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Melanie Purdy

Administrative Assistant

(530) 886-5873​

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Christy McCoard

SELPA Technician/Data Analyst

(530) 886-5876

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Jillian King

Director, Facilitated Improvement &​ Support

(530) 886-5876​

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Laura Blackburn

Program Specialist

(530) 886-5882​

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Anna Kauble

Program Specialist​

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Jennifer Boettger

Program Spe​cialist​​

(530) 886-5879​

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 FAQ's

What does a SELPA do?​

The Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) is a state-mandated association which oversees and facilitates education services for students with disabilities. The SELPA office for Placer County is located at the Placer County Office of Education and its operations are cooperatively governed by the Placer County Superintendent of Schools and member district superintendents. SELPA's role is to ensure that the specialized educational needs of each disabled student in the county are appropriately met. To fulfill this purpose, SELPA oversees the allocation of over $40 million annually distributed to local education agencies for special education. SELPA also offers an array of trainings and dispute resolution services for the county.​

WHO IS THE PROGRAM SPECIALIST FOR MY SCHOOL DISTRICT?

We have a document that provides this information.  Use this link to review this information​.​

How do I register for a SELPA training?​

Visit GoSignMeUp​. Log in using your username and password. If you do not have an account, click on “Create Account" on the top right. On the home page, you can search for the desired course. Once you find the course you are looking for, click “add to cart". You can continue adding courses or you can complete your registration by clicking on the cart icon. Click “Checkout" to continue the registration process. Once the method of payment is selected, you can place your order. You will be taken to the confirmation page where you can print a copy for your records. You will also get a confirmation email sent to you.  ​

How do I resolve a complaint with my child's special education services?

If you are experiencing a problem with your child's special education program, there is a specific procedure that you should follow to get your complaint resolved. If your complaint involves an individual teacher or other member of the school staff, it is suggested that you contact him/her directly to discuss your concerns and try to resolve the problem informally. If this fails, contact the principal or vice principal of the school. If this also produces unsatisfactory results or you are uncertain how to proceed, contact the district office for assistance. If you are unable to resolve the dispute, you may contact the Placer County SELPA's Alternative Dispute Resolution team to provide facilitated support as a neutral third party. This resource is available to resolve disagreements between schools and the families of all children in special education in Placer County. Each district has a SELPA Program specialist assigned to support ADR activities. To find c​ontact information for your district, click here. If you would like contact information for a particular district, please see our district directory.

What is ADR and how do I access it?

The ADR pro​gram​ is a method of problem resolution that involves getting the two disputing parties (family and school) to talk through a conflict to reach a mutually agreeable solution. A parent or district can access any of the ADR components by calling the assigned SELPA Program Specialist. The program components include: phone consultation and conflict assessment by the Program Specialist, IEP attendance as a neutral third party, IEP facilitation and informal mediation. All information remains confidential unless permission is given to share it.​ See the Program Specialist Assignements docume​nt for more information.

Where do I get my student's records?

Contact the school your child is attending to access educational records. If you have a child attending a regionalized PCOE special education program you may contact the special education director of the district you reside in or the PCOE program administrator for that classroom. ​​​​​​


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