The SELPA Office

The Riverside County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) is the largest multi-district SELPA in California, with 25 local educational agencies (LEA) members.  The SELPA is responsible for supporting members in the implementation of the legal requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA), and its supporting regulations for Special Education.  The SELPA is the regionalized services link between the California Department of Education (CDE) Special Education Division and the LEAs.  Members work collaboratively together and with other public agencies to make available a full continuum of special education services for students with disabilities from birth to age 22. The SELPA provides support in the following areas, with the contact person indicated in the table below.

Leah Davis, Executive Director / 
Angie Lopez, Secretary

Local Plan Implementation – Committee Work,
Interagency Coordination, Policies & Procedures
Regional & Statewide Activities Liaison
SELPA Office Operations

Jeanne Bargman, Assistant Director / 
Angie Lopez, Secretary

Compliance Monitoring Partner with CDE & LEAs
Procedure & Guideline Updates
Professional Development – Coordination of Plan
Program Reviews for Continuum of Services

Christa Smith, Coordinator /
Delores Hartin, Secretary

Alternative Dispute Resolution
IEP Forms, Procedures & Training
Legal Updates & Liaison for Members
Parent Support and Training

Amil Alzubaidi, Educationally Related Mental Health Services Coordinator /
Jeremy Stevens, Educationally Related Mental Health Services Case Mgr. / 
Tracy GonzagaSecretary
Maria Gonzalez, Secretary          

Nonpublic School Compliance & Program Monitor            
Training in & Monitoring of Behavior Interventions

Bridget Akers, Accountant

Budget Monitoring & Reporting
Allocation Plan & SELPA Finance Committees
Contact for SELPA Member Business Personnel

Alysse Itatani, Accounting Technician

Nonpublic School/Agency Contracts & P.O.s
Process Monthly Invoices
Create and Maintain Databases

Corey Stacy, IT Technician II

CASEMIS Reporting to CDE
Special Education Information System (SEIS) Management
Data Collection, Monitoring & Training of Personnel

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