Carpinteria Unified School District’s Special Education program will transition to online learning when the term resumes on March 30. “These are extraordinary times and the information and guidelines from local, state and federal authorities have resulted in decisions and actions that will continue to evolve and adapt to the quickly changing environment,” wrote Dr. Karla Curry, director of special education, in a letter to families.
Schools are charged with making every effort to provide special education and related services to students in accordance with the student’s individualized education program (IEP) or, for students entitled to FAPE, under Section 504.
Evaluation, referral and IEP distribution timelines for all students in the referral process for special education services have been suspended and will resume the day school campuses reopen for onsite classes. The postponement applies to all students in the annual review and re-evaluation process. Home/hospital services will resume the week of March 30 via alternate means such as Skype, Zoom, telephone, and/or educational packets and will continue remotely for the length of the closures.