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Special Announcement

Hello Families & Community Partners,

We're excited to inform you that our district will be hosting a couple of listening sessions in the month of February. If you're interested in participating, please check the linked infographic (Infographic in English & Infographic in Spanish) for session details. Each session aims to gather input from parents and the community specifically related to our current continuum of services. The goal is to generate ideas that will contribute to creating more inclusive opportunities across all school sites. 

Thank you and we hope to see you soon!

Special Education Department


Hello VUSD Classified & Certificated Staff, 

We're excited to share that our department will be hosting a series of listening sessions throughout the month of February. If you're interested in participating, please check the linked infographic (Infographic in English) for session details. Each session aims to gather input from classified and certificated staff in our district specifically related to our current continuum of services. The goal is to generate ideas that will contribute to creating more inclusive opportunities across all school sites.

Thank you and we hope to see you soon!

Special Education Department


Overview

Special education is a system of services specifically designed to address the educational and related developmental needs of children with disabilities. 

This includes early intervention services for pre-school students starting at age three, services for school-age children in grades K-12, and transition services for eligible students up to the age of 22.

Special education is designed to ensure that students with disabilities are provided the necessary services and supports that allow them equitable opportunities in accessing their education. 


Child Find

The Visalia Unified School District seeks to identify, locate, and evaluate children suspected of having a disability who may be eligible for special education services designed to meet their educational needs at no cost to families. This includes highly mobile children, migrant children, children experiencing homelessness, children who are wards of the state and children attending private schools located within VUSD boundaries, regardless of where they reside. All other children must live in the VUSD attendance area. 

For more information, click here


Community Advisory Committee & Parent Information Sessions

We would like to encourage families to participate in our county’s Community Advisory Committee (CAC), hosted by the Tulare County SELPA. For more information, visit: https://www.tulareselpa.org/cac

Click here to see a list of upcoming Community Advisory Committee (CAC) topics and guest speakers. 


Request for Special Education Records

If you need to request your students' Special Education records, please contact our Director of Special Education, Tina Shirley and our Senior Administrative Assistant, Marbella Gomez. 

(559) 730-7581

tshirley@vusd.org

mgomez05@vusd.org


Expanded Staff Website

Please see our expanded website for additional information. 

Click here

Expanded Community Website

Please see our expanded website for additional information. 

Click here