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Special Education Division

The San Diego Unified School District is dedicated to identifying, locating and assessing all students within the district from birth to 21 years of age who may have disabilities, and providing appropriate support and/or related services to those students determined by an educational evaluation.

The District is committed to providing eligible students with disabilities a free and appropriate public education consistent with federal and state laws, including those students enrolled in private schools, wards of the state, highly mobile students with exceptional needs, etc. For information call (619) 725-7700.

These services are provided based on the individual needs of the student. After a team , comprised of educational professionals and the parent(s) determine a students’ unique needs and consider a variety of factors an Individual Education Program (IEP) is created. An IEP is a legal document that describes how the San Diego Unified School District provides services to a student with exceptional needs. Special Ed support and services are provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004)

StarfishMaking a Difference

An old man walked up a shore littered with thousands of starfish, beached and dying after a storm. A young man was picking them up and flinging them back into the ocean.

“Why do you bother?” the old man scoffed. “You are not saving enough to make a difference. The young man picked up another starfish and sent it spinning back to the water.

“Made a difference to that one,” he said.

Making a Difference Nonimations Forms
Recipients of the
"Making a Difference Award"

 Susan Kroviak - Mild/Mod Teacher, Jerabek   

Susan Kroviak:  Special Ed Teacher at Jerabek Elementary was honored for her tireless work in supporting ALL students at Jerabek Elementary; developing strategies, creating materials and working with staff and parents to empower all students to be successful.   She is honored for her “Can Do!” attitude, that coupled with her wisdom and years of experience create a environment that all children deserve.