Student Services/Special Education

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(Education Code 56040, 56301, 56321, 56343)

Each individual with exceptional needs who is eligible to receive Special Education instruction and related services shall receive Special Education instruction and/or related services at no cost to his/her parents.

A parent or guardian who believes his/her child may be handicapped or have exceptional needs may request that their child be evaluated for possible participation in an appropriate Special Education program.  You, as parent/guardian, will be informed in writing prior to an assessment, and you must give your consent for the formal assessment.

In addition, parents will receive written notification of a meeting to review these assessments.  The Individualized Education Program (IEP) team shall determine a child’s eligibility for special education services under CCR Title 5 Part 3030.  The IEP team shall include one or both parents, a representative selected by a parent, or both.

Once a child is found eligible and placed in special education, the individualized education program must be reviewed at least annually.  A meeting of an IEP team requested by a parent to review an individualized education program shall be held within 30 days from the date of receipt of the parent’s written request.

A copy of Parental Rights and Procedural Safeguards may be obtained from the school principal or the Director of Student Services & Special Education. (Education Code Sections 56175, 56176, 56177)

Reimbursement for the cost of a private school placement by the parent may be granted if the court or hearing officer finds that the LEA failed to provide a free, appropriate public education to the student in a timely manner prior to the enrollment in the private school.

Parents seeking reimbursement for unilaterally placed private school students based on the allegation that the public school failed to provide free, appropriate public education may have those reimbursements reduced or denied if they do not provide the School District at the most recent IEP meeting with information describing the nature of their concerns relating to the public placement and a proposed resolution to the problem; their intent to reject the public school placement and their intent to enroll their child in a private school. Parents must give written notice to the School District containing the above information at least ten (10) business days prior to the child’s removal from a public school placement; and must make their child available if the LEA notifies them of their intent to evaluate the student. Reimbursement for private school placement by a parent may also be denied or reduced if a judge finds the parent’s actions unreasonable.

Exceptions to this are:  1) the parent(s) cannot write English; 2) compliance is likely to result in physical or serious emotional harm to the child; 3) the School District prevented the parent from providing such notice; and 4) parents did not receive the notice regarding the assessment.


Destruction of Records

“Mandatory Interim Pupil Records” must be kept for three years after a student leaves or the records are no longer useful.  Permitted records may be destroyed when their usefulness ceases or six months after a student graduates or withdraws.  The Manteca Unified School District has deemed all the Special Education records prior to the year 2000 to be deemed no longer useful.  As in accordance to board policy these records will be destroyed on or after July 1, 2014. This will include electronic, Hard copy, micro film, and microfiche.   All records being destroyed have met the maintenance period of three years of not being useful to the district.  Public request for these records will be honored for 30 working days after this public notice.


Public Notice of County Annual Budget  / Service Plan

This attached Annual Budget/Service Plan is part of a package we must submit to CDE by June 30, 2016.  In the Public Notice, it notes that copies of the document is available in the district’s special education office.  The document is attached for you to print and have available should there be any inquiries.  The Public Notice is attached in Spanish and English.

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 Public Notice - English and Spanish
 2016.2017 Annual Budget Plan
 2016.2017 Annual Service Plan
 asp01a - Service Codes

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Brown, Cindy Clerical AssistantStudent Services/Special Education(209) 858-0847
Burriss, JodyCoordinator of Special EducationStudent Services/Special Education(209) 858-0722
Coleman, DeanieProgram SpecialistStudent Services/Special Education(209) 858-0836
Denny, VincentProgram SpecialistEducation Services, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Student Services/Special Education(209) 858-0844
Fang, Sharon Department Supervisor of Student ServicesStudent Services/Special Education(209) 858-0837
Fayad, CarolClerk (Transcripts)Student Services/Special Education(209) 858-0759
Garrett, ShellyProgram SpecialistEducation Services, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Student Services/Special Education(209) 858-0793
Howland, Gina Clerical AssistantStudent Services/Special Education(209) 858-0760
Millin, MarieProgram SpecialistStudent Services/Special Education(209) 858-0770
Nagao, DeniseLead Program SpecialistStudent Services/Special Education(209) 858-0801
Ouellette, PaulLead Program SpecialistStudent Services/Special Education(209) 858-0812
Souza, FrankProgram SpecialistStudent Services/Special Education(209) 858-0856
Toy, AnjanetteProgram SpecialistEducation Services, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Student Services/Special Education(209) 858-0736
Turner-Kelley, SuzanDirector of Special EducationStudent Services/Special Education
Wallace, ChristieProgram SpecialistStudent Services/Special Education(209) 858-0855