Special Education Services
To help every child succeed, the SFUSD Board of Education has established policies to ensure the use of effective practices to support students receiving special education services. Inclusive education is not a separate education initiative; rather it is a basic characteristic of school organizing to improve student performance. It recognizes that students requiring special education services are, first and foremost, general education students who need additional services and support to succeed in school. Inclusive practices recognize that decisions about student services are based on individual students’ specific needs, and require increased expectations for students with disabilities and a shared responsibility for the success of each and every student.
Special Education Services is a flexible system of leadership and support that mobilizes resources and services to enable schools, families, and our community to assist children and young adults in experiencing success.
The San Francisco Unified School District is dedicated to identify, locate and assess all students within the district from birth to 22 years of age who may have disabilities, as well as provide appropriate support and/or related services to those students determined by an educational evaluation.
Our commitment is to provide eligible students with disabilities a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) consistent with federal and state laws.
Special Education Contact List