The Special Education Service
Center-Operations Unit ensures that every student with a disability has access
to an educational environment that supports their unique learning needs. Some
of the operational support services provided include: assisting parents and
schools with Individualized Education Program (IEP) placement support;
transportation for students with disabilities; operational support for extended
school year (ESY); establishing policies and procedures for IEP translation
services, and allocating human resources.
Our mission in Special Education Service
Center-Operations is to ensure that every student with a disability has access
to an educational environment that supports their unique learning needs by
ensuring supports and services are provided in an efficient, effective and
Our work aligns to the core mission of the District by
ensuring students have:
- Access to programs that will lead to graduation, career and/or life
- Opportunities to attend a rigorous, challenging and engaging instructional
program tailored to their unique needs.
- Improved school attendance
Our unit’s foundational beliefs
mirror those of the District in that:
- The needs of students come first in all of our work
- Families are critical partners to school success and we respect and engage
- Supporting classrooms is an essential component to success
- Data collection and analysis is a critical tool to effective programs and
accountability indicators for program improvement and excellence
School Year (ESY)
school year staff application information, course descriptions, instruction materials,
and procedural forms.
regarding IEP oral interpretation training, translation services, and
resources are included in this section.
school and nonpublic policy information and reference materials (links).
and answers to questions about employment, job opportunities, or other questions concerning transfers, leave of absence, etc.
highly trained Program Specialists assist IEP teams with reviewing FAPE
options available within LAUSD in order to meet the individual educational
needs of the students with disabilities. For more information parents may
request to discuss placement options with an IEP team at the student’s
current school of attendance.
Program/Fiscal Accountability Unit assists parents and schools by ensuring
necessary resources (personnel) are available to support programs.
information and related resources information.
All calls to the Division of Special Education, including calls to the regionalized Special Education Service Centers (formerly Support Units), from any location and for any purpose, will be routed to the CALL CENTER at (213) 241-6701.