COVID-19 Information

California education and health officials released guidance for K-12 schools to help education leaders meet the needs of all students affected by school closures, with an emphasis on assisting low-income children and those with disabilities.

This guidance follows Governor Gavin Newsom’s March 13 Executive Order, which ensured that schools continue to receive funding and outlined key efforts that schools should pursue, including educational opportunities via distance learning and independent study, provision of school meals in non-congregate​ settings, continued services for students with disabilities, and opportunities to support parents in securing care and supervision for their children.

Fresno Unified has created a page with all of the information and resources you will need during this time of “Distance Learning”.  Please follow the link be low to access all resources and information.

​​Fresno Unified COVID-19 Page

**  For additional information contact Special Education through the COVID-19 Call Center​​​ at (559) 457-3395​


Special Education Timelines Page

Medical Clinic List of Providers Page

Family Resources


SOLS Workshop Parent Training

This parent training class series provides information and training on topics of interest to parents. These classes discuss evidence-based instructional strategies and effective strategies for parents to use at home with their children, while utilizing the STAR Online Learning System.

Council of the Great City Schools

The Council of the Great City Schools came into Fresno Unified School district to evaluate the Special Education Department policies and procedures. This document is the recommendations supplied from the CGCS evaluation.

Parent Rights

This information provides you as parents, legal guardians, and surrogate parents of children with disabilities from three (3) years of age through age twenty-one (21) and students who have reached age eighteen (18), the age of majority, with an overview of your educational rights or procedural safeguards.

Parent IEP Satisfaction Survey

This document is to help us improve the IEP process so that parents are equal partners on the IEP Team. This document is to be completed and return it to your school principal who will forward it to the Special Education Office.

SELPA Strategic Master Plan

The acronym “SELPA” stands for Special Education Local Plan Area. The Strategic Master Plan is the plan for Fresno Unified Special Education to improve their service to the students. This document is a living document that it will continually change as the Special Education Department improves it Master Plan.

SELPA Local Plan

The acronym “SELPA” stands for Special Education Local Plan Area. The Local Plan is the information submitted to the State of California that outlines how the SELPA will be assembled.

Policy and Procedures

The Policies and Procedures for Fresno Unified Special Education were developed by a group of special education and general education leaders and teachers.  These are the policies and procedures that Fresno Unified special education follows and are consistent with state guidelines.

Universal Permission

This document is to be filled out giving your permission to release or exchange information about your student.

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