Yolo County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)
The goal of the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) is to deliver high quality special education programs and services to special needs students in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. The Yolo County SELPA serves the following districts: Davis Joint Unified, Esparto Unified, Washington Unified, Winters Joint Unified, Woodland Joint Unified, and the Yolo County Office of Education. As the SELPA's Administrative Unit, the Yolo County Office of Education receives funds and is responsible for seeing that every eligible child receives appropriate services. In addition to administrative support, the SELPA helps districts comply with legal requirements concerning students with disabilities, and provides professional development activities to foster better relationships between schools and the families of special needs students. 3,000 special education students and their families receive services from the Yolo County SELPA.
Contact: Camille Giometti-May, Ph.D., Assistant Superintendent/SELPA Director.
Phone: (530) 668-3787; TTY Phone Number: 530-668-3807
Program Administrators Committee (PAC)
RESPONSIBILITIES OF LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS AND CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICIALS
Each Local Educational Agency Program Administrator of special education is responsible for the coordination of special education services and programs within their agencies and for the implementation of the Local Plan. The Chief Business Officials are responsible for monitoring financial and budget matters related to special education services within their agency.
Superintendents' Council Meetings (SCM)
The governing body of the SELPA is the Superintendents’ Council. Each Local Educational Agency (LEA) Superintendent is responsible for providing input and/or recommendations regarding policies, procedures, and operation of the special education programs through their representation on the Superintendents’ Council.
YOLO SELPA MEETINGS
COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CAC): The Community Advisory Committee is an organization of parents, educators and community members. This advisory committee provides special education inservice training for parents; provides community awareness projects; actively supports special education legislation; facilitates communication among parents, schools and community; sponsors parent support group meetings; and develops special education literature.