What is a Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)?

In 1977, all school districts and county offices of education were required to join to form geographical regions of sufficient size and scope to provide for all of the special education service needs of children residing within the region boundaries. Each region developed a local plan describing how it would provide special education services. The SELPA governance structure varies in form. Single district SELPAs are of such significant size to provide all services within their boundaries while smaller districts joined consortia to provide the full range of services.

The Shasta Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) comprises 28 school districts, the Shasta County Office of Education, and three charter schools that are local education agencies for special education purposes. Districts range in size from 5000 students with multiple-school sites to small single-school districts with less than 100 students.

Each SELPA must have an Administrative Unit, the legal entity that receives funds and is responsible for seeing that every eligible child receives appropriate services. The County Office of Education is the Administrative Unit for Shasta County.

SELPA Main Office - Shasta County
1524 Magnolia Ave. Redding, CA. 96001
phone: 530-225-0100 fax: 530-225-0105

Sharon Hjella
Executive Director

Calli R. Coleman
Accountant III

Nick Syrrist
Support Services Consultant

Jeanne Marleau
Program Assistant



The Shasta County SELPA Governing Board Hereby Gives Notice that a Public Hearing will be held as follows:

The Shasta County Special Education Local Plan Area will hold a Public Hearing to adopt the 2021-22 SELPA Annual Service Plan, E.C. 56205(b)(2) and the 2021-22 SELPA Annual Budget Plan on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 8:00 a.m., via Zoom due to meeting restrictions related to the COVID-19 virus.

Copies of these plans are available electronically below, or may be inspected at: Shasta County SELPA; 1524 Magnolia Avenue; Redding, CA 96001

After the Public Hearing, the SELPA Governing Board will adopt the plans for the Shasta County SELPA.

Hearing Date:    Tuesday, June 22, 2021 
Time:                  8:00 a.m.
Location:           Due to meeting restrictions related to the COVID-19 virus, this meeting will be held virtually via Zoom.  Should you wish to attend, please contact the SELPA office at (530) 225-0100 or use the electronic link provided below. 


For additional information contact:  Sharon Hjella, SELPA Director; Shasta County SELPA; Phone: (530) 225-0100

2021-22 SELPA Annual Service Plan
2021-22 SELPA Annual Budget Plan

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