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Napa County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)

Welcome to the Napa County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Web Site. The Napa County SELPA Web Site is designed to provide important information about SELPA policies, SELPA Executive Board Meetings Agendas and Minutes, funding and resources for parents. The Web Site is updated on a regular basis.

There are approximately 133 SELPAs in the State, ranging in size from those fewer than that a 1,000 students to those serving more than 10,000 students. The Napa County SELPA serves approximately 2,529 students. There are five school districts and the Napa County Office of Education in the Napa County SELPA. The districts are listed from the largest to the smallest: Napa Valley Unified School District, St. Helena Unified School District, Calistoga Joint Unified School District, Howell Mountain Elementary School District and Pope Valley Union School District.

Each SELPA must have an Administrative Unit (AU) which is the legal entity that receives funds and is responsible for seeing that every eligible child receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE). The Napa County Office of Education is the AU for the Napa County SELPA.

The Napa County SELPA provides support to the districts in the following areas:

  •  Program Development
  •  Program Availability to all Students with Disabilities
  •  Professional Development
  •  Parent Support and Training
  •  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  •  Interagency Coordination
  •  Management Information System (MIS)
  •  Fiscal Allocation and Monitoring

What are Special Education Local Plan Areas?

California’s Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) PDF

 SELPA Documents

SELPA Local Plan
  • SELPA Local Plan PDF
  • Annual Budget Plan 2017-18 PDF
  • Annual Service Delivery Plan 2017-18 PDF
  • Annual Service Delivery Plan Descriptors PDF
SELPA Governance
  • SELPA Governance Language PDF
  • SELPA Executive Board (SEB)
    • 2017-2018 SEB Meeting Dates PDF
  • SEB Agendas
    • SEB Agenda 2/13/18 PDF
    • SEB Agenda 11/14/17  PDF
    • SEB Agenda 6/13/17 PDF
    • SEB Agenda 4/24/17 PDF
    • SEB Agenda 2/14/17 PDF
    • SEB Agenda 10/11/16 PDF
  • SEB Minutes
    • SEB Minutes 11/14/17 PDF
    • SEB Minutes 6/13/17 PDF
    • SEB Minutes 4/4/17 PDF
    • SEB Minutes 2/14/17 PDF
    • SEB Minutes 10/11/16 PDF
  • Budget Allocation Plan PDF
SELPA Policies
  • Independent Educational Evaluations Policy PDF
  • Parentally Placed Private School Students with Disabilities Policy PDF
  • Small District Impaction Policy PDF
  • Program Transfer Policy PDF
  • Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Policy PDF
  • Adults in Correctional Facility Policy PDF
  • Provision of Special Education Services to Students Voluntarily Enrolled in Charter Schools PDF
  • Over Identification and Disproportionality PDF
SELPA Procedures
  • Eligibility Criteria Guidelines PDF
  • Exiting Students from Special Education PDF
SELPA Resources
  • Secondary Transition Planning: The Basics PDF
  • Meeting the Needs of English Learners with Disabilities Resource Book PDF
  • California Dyslexia Guidelines PDF
Interagency Agreements
  • Early Start Interagnecy Agreements Between North Bay Regional Center and Napa County SELPA PDF

 Assistive Technology Lending Library (ATLL)

The Assistive Technology Lending Library (ATLL) offers assistive technology guidance for students, teachers, and parents throughout Napa County. Our mission is to provide a source of lending materials for teachers and/or parents to trial when determining if a student with special needs requires assistive technology devices or services to access educational benefit.  The ATLL is located in the Napa County SELPA within the Napa County Office of Education at 2121 Imola Ave.

We invite you to visit the ATLL and browse the items available for trial.  Every Wednesday from 1-4 pm one of the ATLL Coordinators is available to assist as you explore available materials.

For questions or concerns, contact Alison Burns or Margo Slack | 707.265.2785

Resources for Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Speech-Language Pathologists.

Special Education Materials Center (SEMC)

The Special Education Materials Center (SEMC) provides protocols and assessment materials to SELPA member local educational agencies. To browse the SEMC online catalog, Click Here.

Parent Resources

  • Procedural Safeguards
  • Community Advisory Committee (CAC)
    • CAC Brochure PDF
    • CAC Brochure Spanish PDF
    • CAC Meeting Dates PDF
    • CAC By-Laws PDF

2018 Inclusion Awards

  • Inclusion Nomination Form Eng/SP PDF
  • Poster Contest Flyer Eng/SP PDF


Public Notice Concerning Special Education

If you have or know of a child you feel needs special education services, contact your local school district’s special education office for information regarding the process.

Noticia Especial Concerniente A Educación Especial

Si usted tiene o conoce algún joven el cual usted piensa que necesite, servicios de educación especial, comuníquese con la oficina de educación especial de su distrito escolar local para obtener más información referente al proceso.


Pamela Ptacek Blatt,  SELPA Director  | 707.253.6807
Darlene Evans, Administrative Assistant/MIS Technician | 707.253.6807
Pam Poole, Business Process Analyst | 707.253.3389