Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Saddleback Mountains overlooking RSM Lake

South Orange County SELPA

In 1977, all school districts and county offices of education in California were required to form consortiums in geographical regions of sufficient size and scope in order to provide special education services to all students residing within the region. Each region, defined as a Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA), were required to develop a Local Plan in alignment with the California Department of Education's Master Plan that detailed how it would provide effective special education services for children in accordance with Federal and State Law. Today there are over 120 SELPAs throughout the state with various structures including Single District SELPAs, Multi-District SELPAs, County SELPAs, and Charter SELPAs. For more information, please visit the California Department of Education's website.

The South Orange County SELPA is a Multi-District SELPA which includes Saddleback Valley and Laguna Beach Unified School Districts. The South Orange County SELPA's Local Plan is dedicated to providing coordinated special education services for all students residing within the boundaries of the SELPA which include the cities of Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and parts of Trabuco Canyon, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Aliso Viejo. The SELPA has a combined Average Daily Attendance rate of nearly 34,000 students and provides special education services for approximately 3,700 students.

SOC SELPA Phone Number: (949) 580-3411
SOC SELPA Department Fax: (949) 580-3414


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