Special Education

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We are excited to share specific changes that will occur for our La Habra City School District elementary and middle schools that will positively impact your child’s educational future.  Not only will the focus and integrity of our special education programs remain the same, but we will be able to build stronger collaboration, provide more consistent programming, and have stronger data to maximize students’ success.  The following is critical information regarding special education for the upcoming 2018-19 school year:

 

  • Students who are receiving only Speech and Language Services will receive services at their home school or school of attendance through an Intradistrict request. You will receive specific information regarding your home school through a District letter in January.
     
  • Students who are Resource Students and participate primarily in a general education classroom will receive Specialized Academic Instruction (SAI) and related services at their home school or school of attendance through an Intradistrict request. You will receive specific information regarding your home school through a District letter in January.
     
  • Students participating in one of the specialized special education programs in the District will have the following changes:

 

Specialized Program Description

Current School of Attendance

(2017-2018)

New School of Attendance

(2018-2019)

Early Childhood  Special Education Classrooms to support students (ages 3 through 5) with intensive needs in the areas of communication, vision/hearing, motor skills, social-emotional behavior functioning, and self-help skills. 

Las Lomas (TK-2)

Las Lomas (TK-2)

Special Education Classrooms to support students with intensive needs in the areas of functional academics and life skills.

Arbolita (TK-2)
El Cerrito (TK-2)
Las Positas (3-5)

Las Positas (TK-5)

Special Education Classrooms to support students with intensive needs in the areas of functional academics and life skills.

Imperial (6-8)

Imperial (6-8)

Special Education Classrooms to support students with intensive needs in the areas of academic, social-emotional, and behavioral skills.

Ladera Palma (TK-2)
Walnut (3-5)

Walnut (TK-6)

Special Education Classrooms to support students with intensive needs in the areas of academic, social-emotional, and behavioral skills.

Washington (6-8)
Imperial (6-8)

Washington (7-8)

Special Education Classrooms to support students with intensive needs in the areas of language, communication, social skills, and behavioral skills.

El Cerrito (TK-2)
Sierra Vista (3-5)

El Cerrito (TK-6)

Special Education Classrooms to support students with intensive needs in the areas of language, communication, social skills, and behavioral skills.

Washington (6-8)

Washington (7-8)

Special Education Classrooms to support students with intensive social-emotional or behavioral needs.

Imperial (6-8)

Imperial (6-8)

As you are aware, your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) is tailored to meet the needs of your child. As such, your child’s program and school of attendance may change as a result of an IEP process.

On behalf of the La Habra City School District, we look forward to working collaboratively with you to ensure your child’s continued success.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What does this mean for my child?

    Based on your child’s IEP, his/her program location may change as a result of the reconfiguration. 

  2. My child currently participates in general education and is pulled out for Specialized Academic Instruction (SAI) and/or Speech and Language Services for a small percentage of their day. Where will they go?

    If your child is receiving the majority of his/her instruction in general education, he/she will continue to receive SAI and other related services at his/her home school.

    If you want your child to receive services and attend a school other than your home school, you may be able to apply for an Intradistrict request.  Please note, transportation will not be provided to students on Intradistrict permits.
     
  3. My child participates in a special education classroom for the majority of his/her day. Does this mean my child will AUTOMATICALLY transition to the new program location in 2018-2019?

    Your child’s program is driven by his/her IEP.  If there are changes to your child’s needs based on the IEP process, the team will consider the continuum of services and make recommendations prior to the end of this school year.

    If your child’s IEP does not have additional revisions or changes in programming, he/she may transition to the new program location.
     
  4. My child currently receives Transportation as a related service on his/her IEP. Will he/she continue to receive transportation?

    If your child currently receives Transportation as a related service on his/her IEP, he or she will continue to receive the service per the IEP.  If there are changes to your child’s IEP (including transportation), this will be revised through the IEP process.
     
  5. When will I have information about my child’s teacher for the 2018-2019 school year?

    You will receive a letter in mid-June giving you additional details regarding your child’s teacher, school information, transportation, and other pertinent information.