•         Special Education Extended School Year (ESY) 2022    
    Educación Especial Año Escolar Extendido (ESY) - Español

    Welcome to the Special Education Department 

    Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. 

    We are excited to be able to provide 100% in-person instruction again and are committed to your child’s safety and success.

    Please be sure that you have registered your child at his or her school of attendance.

    All district staff are required to be vaccinated and it is strongly recommended that all students and staff wear a mask while at school or work.  For social stories and videos for students, visit: WCCUSD Padlet: Staying Safe at School

    Parents and guardians must comply with the visitor protocols: All visitors must provide proof of vaccination or negative test within 72 hours of needing to be on campus. 

    Until further notice, IEP meetings will be held virtually.  Parents may request in person meetings.  All parents are required to comply with site protocols. 

    All student services, other than at the virtual academy, are currently in person. 


     The Virtual Independent Study option is designed for students who are able to  independently access core curriculum with appropriate accommodations or modifications. Placement in Virtual Independent Study must be an IEP team decision. The IEP team will work together to carefully review and ensure that this option is designed to meet the learning needs of the student. Factors for consideration will include a student’s instructional access, including; attendance, participation and the ability to make progress toward goals as seen with virtual instruction during the 2020/2021 school year. 

    To begin the process for this option, please fill out the brief interest survey.
    Independent Study Interest Survey

    Home and Hospital Instruction is designed for those students for whom in-person is not an option due to medical needs. Placement in Home and Hospital is through the IEP team. If you believe your child may require Home and Hospital Instruction, please contact your child's program specialist. 

    First Student is following current procedures which are compliant with the California Department of Public Health.  Windows will remain open to 2" for ventilation. Masks are required (unless there is a waiver in place) We have scheduled extra time at each stop to support students with this. Deep cleaning is done AM and PM after each route. Daily screening for drivers prior to route. For students it is self- screening. 

    In order to transport students to and from school in a timely manner, (scheduled routes less than one hour), First Student is contracting with RIDS Brothers Car Service. All RIDS drivers and vehicles must meet the same requirements as all First Student drivers and vehicles. RIDS vehicles will have the following decals in place. 

    If your child's transportation will be delayed by more than 15 minutes, you should expect a phone call from First Student or RIDS.   
    To contact First Student, parents may call (510)237-6677.     

    Any requests to your child’s transportation route involving new pick-up or drop-off addresses will take 5 days to change. To contact the Transportation department, call (510)307-4645 or email Patricia Alberto at Patricia.alberto@wccusd.net

    COVID Transportation SOP Guidelines


    Who to Contact:

    Transportation - for students with transportation listed as a service in their current IEP -Patricia Alberto
    • Parent mileage reimbursement
    • AC Transit Passes
    • Bussing via First Student 
    - Request for Special Education Records
    - Request for Special Education Evaluation / Assessment - your school site psychologist or administrator
    - For additional needs, please contact
    • Steve Collins - Associate Superintendent of Student Services - Retired



    Parental Rights:

    Parental Rights and Procedural Safeguards - Spanish

    Parental Rights and Procedural Safeguards - English


    Comprehensive Coordinated Early Intervening Services Plan

    Local Plan:

    Annual Budget Plan 2019-20 School Year

    Annual Service Plan 2019-20 School Year


    Community Information Section:

    Medi-Cal Collaborative


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  • Special Education
    3000 Parker Road
    Richmond, CA  94806
    Office: (510) 307-4630
    Fax: (510) 724-8829

    Division Head: Sonja Neely-Johnson
    SELPA Director, Special Education


    Meuy Saechao
    Senior Administrative Assistant
    For Secondary Special Education, please call:
    For Elementary Special Education, please call:
    For Special Ed. Records, please contact:
    Jennifer Manalang
    Special Education Records Clerk

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