The Charter SELPA is Proud to Offer Ongoing Program Support in the Following Areas:

• Access to Special Education Program Specialists
• Professional Learning
• Special Education Program Insight & Design
• Facilitation of the IEP (Individual Education Plan)
• Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
• Resource Development
• Curriculum Problem Solving Assistance
• Access to Local Listing of Certified Non-Public Agencies & Non-Public Schools
• Networking and Resource Sharing with Other Charters Across the State

The Charter SELPA provides much more than special education funding. Schools that are looking to improve current practices or train incoming educators may take advantage of more than 100 professional learning opportunities offered.

The Charter SELPA offers a variety of training opportunities on various platforms.

  • Regional trainings are offered throughout the state and may be attended by anyone who is interested. Schools that are part of the Charter SELPA may request site-based trainings.

  • Site-based trainings are tailored to the needs of a specific school site and attended by participants of the school’s choosing.

  • Webinars are live, online trainings given by a SELPA program specialist. Anyone may register for our webinars.

The Charter SELPA hosts a number of academies to benefit all educators and administrators.

The Leadership Academy is a week-long, in-depth training focusing on critical skill development for successful administration of special education programs and staff.

The Teacher Academy is a two-day institute incorporating research-based content and activities that will deepen participant knowledge and enhance their educational practices leading to improved outcomes for students with disabilities.

The Paraeducator Academy is a brand new training designed to provide tools and resources to equip paraeducators in supporting students toward positive student outcomes.

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Important Guidelines & Resources

Transportation Guidelines

The special education transportation guidelines have been developed to assist Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams with considerations when determining eligibility for special education transportation as a related service.

Suicide & Self-Harm: A Prevention & Response Toolkit for Educators

This toolkit includes resources that will help schools and educators prevent and handle occurrences of suicide or self-harm.

Ensuring Educational Benefit Through A Compliant IEP

This resource will help educators and IEP teams navigate the IEP process and create an educational plan that benefits the student.

Independent Educational Evaluations Guidelines

This guideline provides special education administration and staff with an overview of the federal and state laws surrounding IEEs and recommended best practices when working with parents/guardians and assessors when the LEA has received a request for an IEE.

Non-Public Schools & Residential Treatment Centers Guidelines

This guideline informs Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams regarding procedures to be followed when students with disabilities’ needs go beyond what can be provided on a comprehensive school campus.

California Special Education Indicators Alignment Metrics

The California Special Education Indicators Alignment Metrics guideline document outlines each indicator specified to be met by a school per the state's requirement.

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