Special Education Local Plan Area

In California every local education agency (LEA) is required to belong to a Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). The SELPA is a consortia of LEAs responsible for the development of special education policies and procedures, distribution of federal and state special education funds, and providing a range of professional development pertaining to special education. With this support, the Charter SELPA’s partners continue to demonstrate the capacity to provide high quality special education programs to their students.

The El Dorado County Charter SELPA was the first statewide charter only SELPA. The Charter SELPA is a cooperative model designed to ensure special education programs are available for all students with disabilities.

Since 2007 the Charter SELPA has grown from four charter partners, operating 10 charter schools, to include 84 partners, operating 192 charter schools, representing over 85,000 students.

YearSELPA PartnersCharters SchoolsTotal Students
2006-074102,357
2007-086174,158
2008-099237,780
2009-10164713,920
2010-114110638,596
2011-126213853,127
2012-137417171,065
2013-148419285,000