DMCS and El Dorado County Charter SELPA
In California every local education agency (LEA) is required to belong to a Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). The SELPA is a consortia of LEAs responsible for the development of special education policies and procedures, distribution of federal and state special education funds, and providing a range of professional development pertaining to special education. With this support, the Charter SELPA’s partners continue to demonstrate the capacity to provide high quality special education programs to their students.
The El Dorado County Charter SELPA was the first statewide charter only SELPA. The Charter SELPA is a cooperative model designed to ensure special education programs are available for all students with disabilities. For more information about our SELPA, please visit www.edcoecharterselpa.org or click the above link to take you directly to the El Dorado County Charter SELPA.
For more information about DMCS Special Education Programs at DMCS please contact: Amy Valenzuela at firstname.lastname@example.org
Important information regarding confidential student data
There is ongoing litigation between the California Department of Education and the Concerned Parent Association. A notice issued by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson states, “The lawsuit accuses CDE of widespread, systemic non-compliance by local educational agencies with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation.”
The court has ordered CDE to release student and parent information to provide personally identifiable information (PII) – an act that can only be taken as an exception to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). As a result, we are providing notice of the court order and directions to anyone wishing to object.
Please be advised that CDE will notify parents or students of whom are required to disclose information and those individuals may object directly to the court regarding this disclosure using the PDF link below: