Monterey County Special Education Local Plan Area
Regional Collaboration for Student Success
901 Blanco Circle · West Campus 17 and 18 · Salinas, CA 93901
831.755.0342 · Fax 831.754.5865
Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) provide countywide regional coordination and leadership to assure that appropriate public education programs are available for all students with disabilities. This includes developing and implementing a local plan, policies, procedures, and interagency agreements. The SELPA also provides staff development and consultation to school administrators, teachers, other service providers, and parents on matters regarding special education. The Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE) and all of the Monterey County public school districts are members of the Monterey County SELPA. The MCOE has been selected, by the other SELPA members, to act as the SELPA’s administrative unit and provides it with operational support. The SELPA and MCOE are, however, two different organizations.
SELPA services are available to all professional, paraprofessional and administrative staff working on behalf of students with disabilities. Resources are also available to parents wanting to support their children's success in school.
Services include consultation, training, and coaching in areas of: