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Special Services

The Special Services Department works with campuses to coordinate and support the following programs to ensure all students have access to a quality education and fulfill state and federal compliance:

  • Bilingual/ESL (includes the Dual Language Two Way Program  and English as a Second Language, Emergent Bilingual Summer School.)
  • Response to Intervention (provide interventions for students who are not being successful in the core curriculum)
  • Dyslexia (provide Alpha Phonics instruction for identified dyslexic students)
  • At Risk/State Compensatory Education (to identify and provide resources for students identified as At Risk)
  • Section 504 (Students who are determined to (1) have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; or (2) have a record of such an impairment; or (3) be regarded as having such an impairment.)
  • Title I (additional federal support to identified campuses that upgrades the entire educational operation of the campus to support students in their achievement toward meeting the state’s student academic achievement standards; funding based on Economically Disadvantaged students)
  • Title II (additional federal support to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping campuses and districts improve teacher and principal quality and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified)
  • Title III (additional federal support provided to help ensure that children who are English learners (EL), attain English proficiency at high levels in core academic subjects to meet state mandated achievement performance standards)
  • Foster Care Services (assist with collaboration and transition of Foster Care students)
  • Migrant Services (provide services for identified Migrant students)
  • Homeless Students (provide services for identified Homeless students)
  • Pre-Kindergarten (provide identified students a four year old educational program)
  • Spanish Translation (provides campus and district Spanish translation and translator services)

Our Mission

To provide educational support as needed to ensure all students have access to and can enjoy the benefits of a quality education.


Section 504


Bilingual/Dual Language


English as a Second Language


Department Staff

Jill Vasquez

Director of Special Services

Joey Welborn

Assistant Director of Early Childhood

Belinda Feuerbacher

Intervention Coordinator

Sandra Pineda-Hernandez

Translating Services Coordinator

Teresa Abrams

Alpha Phonics/Dyslexia Therapist Teacher

Mercedes Aguilar

Bilingual Aide

Seemaa Al Kafshi

ELL Aide

Candice Alegria

Alpha Phonics/Dyslexia Therapist Teacher
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