LAUSD Division of Special Education Mission Statement

    The mission of the Division of Special Education is to provide leadership, guidance, and support to the school community in order to maximize learning for all students within an inclusive environment so that each student will contribute to and benefit from our diverse society.


    LAUSD Division of Special Education Vision

    Inspire all students to reach their maximum potential as productive and responsible citizens.


    Purpose of the Electronic Policies and Procedures Manual (e-PPM)

    This online “Policies and Procedures e-Manual” provides the concepts and framework to understand how to effectively implement a special education program in the Los Angeles Unified School District.


    The Policies and Procedures e-Manual is designed to be used as a:


    • Process guide for implementing special education policies
    • Reference for answering questions
    • Staff development tool
    • Source for resources of support and assistance


    It is expected that District personnel will serve students with disabilities and their families in a manner consistent with these District policies and procedures regarding special education.