The Tri-Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) is a regional office that assures the provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities ages 0-22 residing in east Alameda County. Our work is guided by our Local Plan, last updated by our community in 2016.

Who Makes Up the Tri-Valley SELPA?

Our SELPA is comprised of Sunol Glen, Pleasanton, Dublin, and Livermore Valley Joint unified school districts, Mountain House Elementary School District, and Alameda County Schools, the programmatic arm of the Alameda County Office of Education. Districts in our SELPA serve approximately 38,000 students, of whom 4,000 are students with disabilities requiring special education.  The services provided at each district are identified in the annual Service Plan.

What are the SELPA’s Primary Functions?

  • Work with member districts to develop a Local Plan, a fiscal Allocation Plan, and annual Budget and Service Plans
  • Assure that special education funds are distributed to member districts in accordance with our Allocation Plan
  • Provide student data to the state through the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS)
  • Complete state-mandated reports on various special education personnel, program, and fiscal matters
  • Provide technical support to member school districts
  • Assist the districts to remain compliant with all federal and state special education laws and codes
  • Assist the districts in their Childfind efforts to identify students with disabilities ages 0-22 who may require special education, including those who attend private schools within the districts’ boundaries
  • Provide regionalized professional development
  • Provide services to infants with disabilities ages 0-2
  • Provide clinical counseling services to students with disabilities who are eligible for Educationally Related Intensive Counseling Services (ERICS)
  • Host a Community Advisory Committee to provide input on special education issues to the SELPA and member districts
  • Support small districts to locate and provide special education services
  • Serve as liaison between districts and the state in matters pertaining to special education



Tri-Valley SELPA Virtual Resource and Transition Fair

Saturday February 27, 2021 9:30 am-12:00 pm

For individuals of all ages and their families, the fair will offer links to Pre-recorded sessions, Live Zoom Q & A and a Live Vendor Fair.

You will have an opportunity to view pre-recorded sessions in your own time, with topics to include: Mental Health, Communication, Learning Loss, Remote Learning Strategies, Puberty, Transition to Adult Services, Conservatorship and more. You can access the sessions here. 

Then, join us for the Live Virtual Event on February 27th, 2021 to include Q & A with our guest speakers and a Vendor Fair. Links to access the LIVE Sessions are here.

There are several ways to participate:

  • View the videos and attend the Live Q &A sessions that interest you and attend the Live Vendor Fair.
  • View the videos but not attend the live sessions
  • Attend the Vendor Fair only

The way you choose to participate is totally up to you!

Due to high interest, and the event taking place virtually, we have removed the deadline for registration. Prior to the event, you will receive links to view pre-recorded sessions. You will also receive more details on how to access the Live Q & A and Vendor Fair, which will be held on February 27, 2021 from 9:30 am to 12:00pm.