About the Local Plan

The Local Plan is a joint effort of member school districts within the D/M SELPA and D/M Charter SELPA, who join together for the purpose of adopting a plan for providing access to quality educational programs and services appropriate to the needs of each eligible child with a disability enrolled within the D/M SELPA region. The Local Plan describes how services for students with exceptional needs are provided through Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs).

The function of the SELPAs and member school districts is to provide quality educational programs and services appropriate to the needs of each eligible child with a disability who is enrolled within the D/M SELPA. The Responsible Local Agency (RLA) Superintendent, LEA Superintendents and CEOs of the LEA Charter Schools are responsible for the management and supervision of all special education program operations within the D/M SELPA. All programs are to be operated in a manner consistent with the funding provisions of Education Code, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), other applicable laws and the SELPA policies and procedures.