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Student Services & Special Education

department overview

department overview

Student services encompass Special Education, Speech and Language, Nursing Services, Counseling Services, Wellness, Attendance, and Discipline, all in concert to ensure student wellness and academic success.
what is a 504 accommodations plan

what is a 504 accommodations plan

In compliance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act, students with disabilities may be eligible for additional accommodations or modifications while enrolled in the general education program.
In order to qualify as a student with a disability under Section 504, the student must have an identified impairment that substantially limits a major life activity and require accommodations and/or modification of the general education program in order to receive a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).
Eligibility for a 504 Accommodation Plan is determined by a school site team. Questions regarding 504 Eligibility may be directed to the school administrator and/or school counselor.
Liaison for Foster Youth and unhoused Students

Liaison for Foster Youth and unhoused Students

The Students Services Department strives to address the unique educational needs of Foster Youth and Unhoused students by working collaboratively with our students, caregivers, schools, placing agencies, and other service providers.

Unhoused Education: The Student Services Department provides assistance to unhoused students and families in compliance with the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act. We work in collaboration with school personnel and community service agencies in an effort to maximize access to various educational, social, and enrichment programs that promote academic success and student achievement.

The McKinney-Vento Education defines houseless children and youth to be those who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Under the larger umbrella of lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, the law also provides several examples of situations that meet the definition. The examples include children and youths:

·      sharing housing due to a loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
·      living in hotels, motels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to a lack of alternative adequate housing;
·      living in emergency or transitional shelters;
·      abandoned in hospitals;
·      living in a public or private place not designated for, or normally used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
·      living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar places;
·      living in one of the above circumstances and who are migratory according to the definition in Section 1309 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 [42 U.S.C. § 11434a(2)].

If you are experiencing houselessness, please contact the LLESD Foster and Houseless Liaison in the Student Services Department - 
Robin Spindler - Director of Student Services
(650) 854-6311


Special Education Support Staff
  • School Psychologist
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Behavioral Specialist
  • Special Education Para-professionals
  • Resource Specialists
  • Strategies Teachers
  • School Nurse
  • Physical Therapist
  • Administrative Assistant

Special Education Services Requests and Assessments

  • Pre-School
  • K-8
  • Parent Resource Council -- San Mateo County SELPA
  • Speech and Language Services
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Resource Support Classes
  • Strategies Classes
  • Behavioral Support Programs
  • Extended School Year Program