Special Education

Special Education Services provide individualized, educational intervention to students based on a team evaluation of a student’s specific needs where students are assessed and screened to confirm eligibility. The Special Education Team meets with parents, and with their approval an Individual Education Plan (IEP) is developed using some or all of the following programs or resources: Resource Specialist Program, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, adapted physical education and Hearing-Impaired Therapy. Approximately 14 percent of the student population receive some form of special education services.

Section 504 Services provide individualized, general education educational accommodations to students based on an assessment and evaluation conducted by the Student Study Team. A plan is developed by the team working with parents, and reviewed annually. Any student who meets the federal eligibility criteria receives services in the Section 504 program.

Special Education District Advisory Committee  is a group of parents, board, teachers, and site and district administrators who meet 3 times per year to discuss issues related to the District’s special education programs. Any member of the public is invited to attend. If you would like to be on the email contact list, please email fdavies@piedmont.k12.ca.us

Regional Special Education Supports (SELPA) The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 20 United States Code (20 USC) Section 1400 et seq. and related federal regulations, require a continuum of regional program options to meet students with disabilities needs for special education and related services.  The California Department of Education (CDE) established guidelines for the coordinated development and submission of Local Plan components that ensure this continuum of program options. SELPAs ensure access to special education and services for all students with disabilities residing within the geographic areas served by each Local Plan.  The Piedmont Unified School District is a member of the North Region SELPA and below are the SELPA’s Local Plan documents.

Parent Resources

Click here to download a PDF of the full PUSD Special Education Parent Handbook »

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CDE Notices

The following notices are from the California Department of Education regarding to the Morgan Hill case (Notice of Disclosure of Records and Objection to the Disclosure of Information and Records). More information and questions can be obtained by calling 1-916-319-0800.

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