Special Education Services
Meet Julia Martin, Special Education Ombudsperson
Julia Martin joined SFUSD in July 2019 as the Special Education Ombudsperson. In this role she works as the family, community and staff liaison for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). In addition to being the Family and Community Engagement lead for Special Education Services, her office can:
- Assist parents and guardians when they have disagreements or complaints regarding special education services for their children at school sites or districtwide.
- Provide training to SFUSD and San Francisco community stakeholders, such as Navigating Special Education Services, IEP 101, Engaging and Empowering SFUSD Families, Effective Communication between Special Education Families and Educators, and other issues related to special education services and families.
- Address the need for educational surrogate assignment (Ms. Martin is the educational surrogate coordinator for the district, which matches students in need of representation with volunteers to help advocate for their educational needs.)
If you have a question or concern regarding Special Education Services and need to get in contact or visit Julie at the:
Office of Family and Community Engagement at 555 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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