Chief of Special Education, Equity and Access
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.
Dr. Maribel Luna
Senior Director, Special Education
Inspire all students to reach their maximum potential as productive and responsible citizens.
SELPA Local Plan
- Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Local Plan 2021-2024 DRAFT
SELPA Local Plan 2021-2024 DRAFT
The Los Angeles Unified School District is a single district SELPA, charged with providing a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to eligible students with disabilities within its jurisdictional boundaries. The SELPA’s Local Plan must be revised when there has been a change in Federal or State law or a change in the SELPA’s organization. Otherwise, it must be revised on a 3-year cycle. The last Board adoption of the SELPA’s Local Plan occurred in June 2018, for school years 2018-2021.
The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) has advised the policy and administrative agency during the development of the Local Plan pursuant to California Education Code (EC) Section 56194. To ensure adequate and effective participation and communication pursuant to EC 56195.8, parent members of the CAC, or parents selected by the CAC, participated in the development and update of the Local Plan for special education.
A Local Plan Revision Advisory Committee was formed to review and give input to proposed changes in the SELPA Local Plan. A series of meetings were held and representatives on the Local Plan Revision Advisory Committee included parent representatives from the LAUSD CAC, members of the Associated Administrators of Los Angeles (AALA), and United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), as well as staff from the Division of Special Education and SEIU Local 99 representing classified paraprofessionals.
The following documents are inclusive of draft documents currently being reviewed by the LAUSD Board of Education which will be discussed at the upcoming May 11, 2021 Board meeting:
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Section B: Governance and Administration
Feedback Received From CAC and Local Plan Advisory Committee
- Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Local Plan 2018
Local Plan & Annual Services & Budget Plans
2020-2021 & 2019-2020
Annual Services Plans
— Special Education at a Glance —
Type of Services
Source: 2019-20 CALPADS EOY 16.6 Report
LAUSD Students with Disabilities (SWDs)
Source: Open Data for 2019-2020 SY
As our nation's second largest school district, LAUSD has many exciting opportunities available to you. The Los Angeles Unified School District is committed to providing the best services and education. We strive to provide leadership, guidance, and support to maximize learning for all students. If you would like to be a part of a team that serves the educational interests of our students, we welcome you to click on the links to visit the websites listed below.
→ Administrative Services
Early Childhood Education
→ Early Childhood Education Human Resources
Special Education Teachers & Related Services
→ Certificated Special Education and Related Service Opportunities
→ Special Education District Intern Program
Los Angeles Unified School District ♦ Division of Special Education
333 South Beaudry Avenue, 17th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017