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A. Arguilla - PAL 

S. Dumas - PAL 

L. Paek - SLD (2nd - 5th) 

T. Tasby - PAL 

D. Willis - AUT 


Special Education

What is Special Education?

Special education is specially designed instruction, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of the child.  In order for a child who has one or more of the above disabilities to be eligible for special education, they must have a unique educational need that requires specially designed instruction.  A unique educational need is one that stems from the disability of the child and is significantly different from the educational needs of the student's typical peers.  Specially designed instructional is adapting the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction to address the unique educational needs of the child so that he/she can access the general curriculum and meet State and District educational standards.

Classes Offered at Los Angeles Elementary

Special Day Classes:

PSM - am/pm pre-school mixed

PSI - am pre-school intensive

MR - MRM and MRS 2nd-5th Mental Retardation

Autism - 2nd to 5th Autism

SLD - 2nd to 5th Specific Learning Disabilities

RSP - Resource Specialist Program

Pull-out/pull-in program for individualized and small group instruction - K  to 5th


The Special Education Process

Since the needs of each student with a disability are unique, special education policies and procedures set forth a process to determine a child's FAPE.  The following are the key steps in the process:


1.  Written request for special education assessment is made by a parent or school staff member.

2.  Special education assessment plan is developed.

3.  Parent is provided the special education assessment plan within 15 calendar days of receipt of request.

4.  Parent approves, signs, and returns the assessment plan.

5.  Assessments are conducted and reports are prepared.

6.  IEP meeting is scheduled and team members notified no later than 10 calendar days prior to the scheduled date of the meeting.

7.  IEP meeting is held within 60 calendar days of receipt of signed special education assessment plan.

8.  IEP is implemented immediately.

9.  Parent is provided reports on student's progress as often as parents of general education peers are provided reports on student progress.

10.  IEP meeting is held to review its appropriateness within one year of the previous IEP meeting.