The Glendora Unified School District offers a full range of special education programs and services for approximately 970 students. The District is committed to providing appropriate services for students with special learning needs. The mission of the Special Education Department is to provide the school community with leadership, guidance, and support in order to ensure that all children maximize their learning in educational environments that are not only challenging, but are supportive of individual differences.
The Special Education Department includes such services as speech and language support, psychological and counseling services, adapted physical education, occupational therapy, resource specialist support, as well as specialized classes. In addition, in cooperation with the California State Department of Rehabilitation, and the California Department of Education, the School District offers excellent “school to work” programs that prepare our students for the transition to the world of work. All programs are provided on regular education campuses, and the special education staff is incorporated into the total general education staff at all schools.
The Glendora Unified School District joins 14 other school districts and charter schools to form the East San Gabriel Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (ESGV SELPA). The districts include Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bassett, Bonita, Charter Oak, Claremont, Covina-Valley, Walnut Valley, West Covina, as well as the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Although the majority of students are served in their home districts, there are a number of regionalized programs operated by individual districts for all students in ESGV SELPA. Consequently, some Glendora Unified School District special education students participate in specialized programs in negotiating school districts.