Welcome to the Lake Elsinore Unified School District's
Special Education Department
California Education Code Section 56031 defines Special Education as "specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parent, to meet the unique needs of individuals with exceptional needs, whose educational needs cannot be met without modification of the regular instructional program, and related services at no cost to the parent, which may be needed to assist such individuals to benefit from specially designed instruction."
Lake Elsinore Unified School District serves approximately 2,700 students with special needs and strives to provide effective and consistent supports and services.
Special Education is based upon a couple of fundamental tenets. The first tenet is that every child in California has the right to a free and appropriate public education. Second is the idea that students should be given instruction in the Least Restrictive Environment, which is to say that students with disabilities should be taught alongside their non-disabled peers to the greatest extent possible.
Our department supports school personnel to provide services for Special Education students.
We are committed to ensuring that all students receive the services they require to succeed in our schools. To quote our Strategic Plan, students shall be the highest priority in all we do.
It is also our belief that all individuals should be treated with courtesy, dignity and respect at all times.
Should you have any questions about our department or should you have any concerns, please feel free to contact our office.
Thanks for stopping by our page. We look forward to working with you as we continue to provide the appropriate services that many of our students need to succeed.