Special Education

From its inception, our District’s Fall planning Sprint Teams and the Superintendent Council for Innovative Learning have aspired to develop a comprehensive and integrated plan for reopening that addresses the needs of all students, to include students with special education needs in each of the five crucial systems of support: Health and Safety, Instruction, Social/Emotional, Nutrition, and Technology.
Taking into consideration their recommendations and the guidance issued within the San Diego County Office of Education’s Recovery and Reopening Plan, the following key commitments will be incorporated into our district’s reopening plan. These commitments will ensure that the unique needs of our students with disabilities, to include our most vulnerable student populations, are carefully considered and appropriately addressed.


Special Education Recommendations
Link to School Reopening Design Work, presented July 9th, 2020
Enlace al Trabajo de Diseño de Reapertura Escolar, presentado el 9 de julio de 2020

Implementation Action Steps

Click here to view the full Special Education recommendation document.

Additional implementation details will be posted in the coming weeks.

  • Plans for Medically Fragile Students, Immunocompromised Families, and Students with Moderate-Severe Disabilities - Coming soon
  • Continuity and Coherence of Instruction Plans - Coming soon

Sprint Team Members

Lead: Jana Hegg, Interim Ex. Director Dr. Leslie Taylor, Coordinator Katherine Abraham, Supervisor Tracy Zachry, Supervisor Chris Altona, Alternative School Principal Mary Quick, Lead Psychologist Rachel Schmidt, Alternative School Principal  Jennifer Gruman, Supervisor Kathleen May, Behavioral Specialist Steffanie Rupp, Behavioral Specialist Jill Gonzales, Coordinator Alicia Alvarez, Coordinator Rosa Santillan, Occupational Therapist Monique Semple, Speech-Language Pathologist Tracy Mangold, Director Transportation Tina Cline, Operations Supervisor Adam Bruhl, Adaptive Physical Education

Forum Information

The Special Education Sprint Team forum was conducted on May 27, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. with approximately 150 attendees. 

Forum Slide Deck Link
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