• Special Education and Student Services

    Selma Unified School District provides a continuum of services to students with disabilities who qualify for special education and who reside within the district boundaries. One of the primary goals of special education is to assist students with acquiring the skills necessary to be involved in and progress in the general curriculum and school environment. Services and supports for qualifying students fall under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) a federal education law that forms the foundation for special education throughout the country. IDEA helps guarantee students with disabilities from birth through age 21 receive a "free appropriate public education" (FAPE). This ensures students can attend school daily, access educational content at the same level as their peers, and have their individual educational needs determined and addressed. IDEA guarantees four major rights:

    • Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
    • Fair Assessment Procedures
    • Placement in Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
    • Parent Involvement in Educational Decisions

    IDEA provides for two protections:

    • Individualized Education Program (IEP)
    • Due Process Procedures

    The provisions of IDEA are enforced by the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.

    Selma Unified School District is committed to providing a multi-tiered system of supports to ensure equal access to all students. For further information please contact: