The Special Services Department coordinates Special Education programs provided to students who have been identified with special needs. We are responsible for the implementation of special education and student health services.
It is our goal to provide students with special needs a free and appropriate public education through student-focused collaboration between parents and district staff. It is the commitment of this office that students with disabilities have access to a full continuum of services while being educated with nondisabled peers to the maximum extent possible. Our goal is to provide the individual tools for students to reach their highest level of achievement and school success.
Students with disabilities, regardless of their educational needs, will be an active member of a school community which will actively promote and foster positive attitudes toward acceptance of all students.
News from the California Department of Education: Morgan Hill Case FERPA Notice and Objection Form
Message from the California Department of Education
In April 2012, two organizations, the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Education (CDE) alleging systemic non-compliance by local education agencies with the IDEA and Section 504. The suit also alleges the CDE fails to monitor, investigate and correct such non-compliance in accordance with the law. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation.
In order to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regarding this suit, Local Education Agencies are required to post the following link to CDE’s website http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase from February 1, 2016, through April 1, 2016. The link provides information about the suite and the Notice and Objection Form required by FERPA.