About Santa Barbara County SELPA (SBCSELPA)

SBCSELPA provides oversight, guidance, training and support to member local education agencies (LEAs), parents, guardians, and the community related to identifying and  providing compliant, best practice Individualized Education Plan (IEP) services to students with disabilities.  

SBCSELPA is a mandated agency by the California Department of Education that is responsible for implementation and oversight of the SBCSELPA Local Plan.  The SBCSELPA Local Plan ensures that individuals with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education as per the Individuals  with Disabilities Education Act PL 94-142 amended by PL 108-446 (Regulations 34CFR parts 300 and 301) and California Laws and Regulations (California Special Education Programs: A Composite of Laws Database).  SBCSELPA is governed by a Joint Powers Agency (JPA) board comprised of superintendents from Local Education Agencies (LEAs)/districts in Santa Barbara County SELPA and the Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Instruction. SBCSELPA encompasses the 20 school districts, Santa Barbara County Education Office, and two charter schools.

Services Provided by SBCSELPA

SBCSELPA Brochure
English / Spanish

Information for Parents and Adult Students:

Special Education Parent  and Adult Students’ Rights
English / Spanish

Complaint Process

Complaint Form
English /
Spanish

BREAKING NEWS!!!

In connection with Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association v. California Department of Education, a.k.a Morgan Hill Case, the CDE is obligated to inform the parent or student that the court has ordered it to produce documents and/or data that includes those individuals’ personally identifiable information (PII), and that such persons may object directly to the court regarding this disclosure.  To that end, and to comply with FERPA, the CDE has requested that LEAs and SELPAs post the following link to CDE website http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase that contains more information on the case and access to the Objection to Disclosure of Student Information and Records form.

En relación con la Asociación de padres preocupados de Morgan Hill y la Asociación de Padres Preocupados v. Departamento de Educación de California, también conocido como el Caso de Morgan Hill, el CDE esta obligado a informar al padre o el estudiante que el corte lo ha ordenando ha producir documentos y/o datos que incluye información de identificación personal de los individuos (PII), y que esas personas pueden oponerse directamente a la corte con respeto a esta divulgación. Por lo tanto, y para cumplir con FERPA, el CDE ha solicitado que las LEAs y SELPAs pongan la siguiente enlace del CDE en nuestra pagina de web http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase que contiene mas información sobre el caso ye el acceso al formulario de Objeción a la Publicación de Información y Registros Estudiantiles.

 

CHILD FIND

Public Notice:

The Santa Barbara County SELPA (SBCSELPA) and its member districts actively seek out all individuals with exceptional needs, ages birth through 21, including infants and children enrolled in parentally placed private schools. Special education programs are available to all eligible students with disabilities, ages birth to 21 in Santa Barbara County.

If you are concerned about your child’s development or have reason to believe your child needs special education due to a physical, mental, emotional, learning or speech problem, you may contact either the SELPA office or your local school district Special Education Department if you have questions about referring a child for special education services.

Santa Barbara County
Special Education Local Plan Area Office
(SELPA)
401 North Fairview Avenue
Goleta, CA 93117
Or phone (805) 683-1424

SE BUSCAN NIÑOS

AVISO PUBLICO:

SELPA del Condado de Santa Barbara (SBCSELPA) y los distritos afiliados buscan a todos los niños con necesidades excepcionales entre 0 y 21 años de edad, incluyendo bebés y niños inscritos en escuelas privadas por sus padres. Los programas de Educación Especial están disponibles para todos los estudiantes con discapacidades entre 0 y 21 años de edad en el Condado de Santa Barbara.

Si usted está preocupado acerca del desarrollo de su hijo o tiene la mínima razón de pensar que su hijo necesita servicios de educación especial debido a problemas físicos, mentales, emocionales, de aprendizaje o de habla, comuníquese con la oficina de SELPA o con el Departamento de Educación Especial de su Distrito Escolar si tiene alguna pregunta acerca de referir a un niño para servicios de educación especial.

Condado de Santa Barbara
Oficina Local de Educación Especial
(SELPA)
401 North Fairview Avenue
Goleta, CA 93117
Or phone (805) 683-1424