Whittier Area Cooperative Special Education Program (WACSEP) is a SELPA
What is a SELPA?
In 1977, all school districts and county school offices were mandated to form consortiums in geographical regions of sufficient size and scope to provide for all special education service needs of children residing within the region boundaries. Each region, Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA), developed a local plan describing how it would provide special education services. Click here for more information.
The mission of the Whittier Area Cooperative Special Education Program (WACSEP) is to work in conjunction with school districts to provide a continuum of services and placements, staff and parent education, interagency collaboration and administrative support that will insure a high quality, individualized, free and appropriate public education for individuals with disabilities.We believe:
Districts in our SELPA include East Whittier City School District, El Rancho Unified School District, Little Lake City School District, Los Nietos School District, South Whittier School District, Whittier City School District, and Whittier Union High School District.
- All people can learn
- All people have immeasurable worth and deserve dignity and respect
- The pursuit of excellence is continual
- Higher expectations result in higher achievements
- Change promotes growth
- Learning is a lifelong process
- Each child needs to be understood in the context of his/her family and community.