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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

       SELPA Documents

SELPA Local Plan
  • SELPA Local Plan PDF
  • Annual Budget Plan 2016-17 PDF
  • Annual Service Delivery Plan 2016-17 PDF
  • Annual Service Delivery Plan Descriptors PDF
SELPA Governance
  • SELPA Governance Language PDF
  • SELPA Executive Board (SEB)
    • SEB Meetings 2016-2017 PDF
  • SEB Agendas
    • SEB Agenda 10/11/16 PDF
    • SEB Agenda 2/14/17 PDF
  • SEB Minutes
    • 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
SELPA Procedures
  • Eligibility Criteria Guidelines PDF
  • Exiting Students from Special Education 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

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