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Foothill SELPA Local Plan

Pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 20 United States Code (20 USC) Section 1400 et seq. and related federal regulations, each special education Local Plan area (SELPA) is required to ensure a continuum of program options are available to meet the needs of students with disabilities for special education and related services.  The Foothill SELPA through each local education agency and the community advisory committee, has collaborated in preparing the 2021 revision to the Local Plan, which has been reviewed and accepted by the California Department of Education.  

The State Superintendent has established guidelines for the coordinated development and submission a local plan's components --Section A: Contacts and Certifications, Section B: Governance and Administration, Section D: Annual Budget Plan, Section E: Annual Services Plan, and required Attachments I -VI. 

  • The Foothill SELPA Local Plan ensures access to special education and services for all students with disabilities residing within the geographic area served by the Foothill SELPA. Beginning in July 1, 2020, all SELPAs were required to submit local plans to the California Department of Education (CDE) using CDE-created templates. The reasoning provided for this change involves increased uniformity of SELPA local plans across the State and greater transparency for members of the public about SELPAs in general and their structures and processes. 

The CDE-created templates require descriptions about how the Foothill SELPA achieves compliance with its assurances contains references to information that explains in greater detail how that is accomplished. 

Sections A and B are to be reviewed annually and updated on a 3-year cycle.  

Sections D and E are updated annually.