Over 7,000 students qualify for special education and related services in The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD). Our staff of teachers, instructional assistants, speech pathologists, special education coordinators, licensed school psychologists, and other related service specialists is dedicated to providing exceptional individualized services to students. According to both federal and state law, the goal of special education is to help students with disabilities become as independent as possible as they move through the grade levels. Furthermore, the law requires each student become employable, if possible, when they leave the educational setting. This may include opportunities to pursue post-high school education. Each program and service provided through special education is devoted to these goals.
The Special Education Department is not able to reach these goals alone. We value the partnerships we have built with our parents/guardians in this effort. We encourage all visitors to navigate through our resources within this site. If any of our staff may be of service to you, please contact us. We hope you enjoy learning more about the people and services our Special Education Department provides in the Elk Grove Unified School District.
Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)
It is the policy of the Elk Grove Unified School District SELPA that a free, appropriate public education is available to all children residing in the SELPA between the ages of three and 21, including students with disabilities who have been suspended or expelled. Appropriate education is that combination of educational and related service(s) as determined on an individual basis to the meet the unique needs of each individual in order to benefit from their access to educational opportunities.
The EGUSD SELPA is responsible for assuring that pupils have full educational opportunities. The Local Educational Agency has available to all of its’ children with disabilities the variety of educational programs and services available to non-disabled children including non-academic and extra-curricular services and activities that afford children with disabilities an educational opportunity for participation.