GASELPA Local Plan

The "LP" in "SELPA" stands for "Local Plan."  SELPAs are required to develop and implement a comprehensive local plan containing assurances that it has in effect policies, procedures, and programs governing access to special education and services for all SWD residing within the geographic areas served by each plan. Elements of the local plan include the provision of a FAPE in the LRE, child find and referral, procedural safeguards, participation in statewide assessments, staff development programs, local administration, coordination with other public and private agencies, and management of fiscal responsibilities. The requirement for SELPAs to implement elements of its local plan as codified in California Education Code (EC) Section 56195 states, “Each SELPA, as defined in subdivision (d) of EC Section 56195.1, shall administer local plans submitted pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing with EC Section 56205) and shall administer the allocation of funds pursuant to Chapter 7.2 (commencing with EC Section 56836).

The California Department of Education (CDE) recently adopted new templates for the SELPA Local Plan,  Each Local Plan's Governance Section is prepared through local committee work and adopted by the SELPA Governing Board, as well as the governing board of each of its Local Education Agencies (LEAs) on a three-year approval cycle with the CDE.  The Budget Plan, Service Plan, and Certifications sections of the Local Plan are prepared and adopted by the SELPA Governing Board, and the governing board of each of its Local Education Agencies (LEAs) on an annual basis.  Local Plans often incorporate numerous references to other documents including SELPA local policies, interagency agreements, and locally developed procedural manuals.  Please click here to view the Greater Anaheim SELPA Local Plan. The Greater Anaheim SELPA is also governed by a Joint Powers Authority Agreement which can be found here.