What is Ventura County SELPA?

The Ventura County SELPA office is responsible for the implementation of the Ventura County Special Education ​Local Plan, and for ensuring a free appropriate public education to all students with identified disabilities according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act PL 94-142 (amended by PL 108-446, 2004).  The Ventura County SELPA is the third largest multi-district SELPA in the state, serving over 19,000 students with disabilities in the 19 districts in Ventura County, the Ventura County Office of Education and the Las Virgenes Unified School District in Los Angeles County. 


2020-2021 Welcome

The Ventura County SELPA and CAC would like to welcome our families, parents/caregivers, students, educators and community agencies to the 2020-2021 school year. Please find the attached welcome letter sharing a bit more about our organization, parent workshops focusing on distance learning needs and website resources. We look forward to navigating and supporting the needs of our community during this year and years to come. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

2020 Welcome!      ​2020 Bienvenidos!

Distance Learning / COVID-19 Information

The Ventura County SELPA is dedicated to supporting the schools, families and agencies in our community as we face these challenging times. Visit our coronavirus information page at www.vcselpa.org/coronavirus to find support and resources on distance learning, childcare and more. In addition, if you would like to contact the SELPA with questions or concerns, please email us at vcselpa@vcoe.org or call 805-437-1560.

Information for Families

We want to hear from you. 
Ventura County SELPA Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Family Caregiver Survey on Training for Distance Learning (Click Below)



What Is The Community Advisory Committee?

Information Alerts For Parents-Distance Learning and Emergency Conditions

CAC Newsletters

SELPA Areas of Focus

• Identification and assessment of children with disabilities

• Interagency Agreements

• Procedural safeguards for children/families

• Required reporting to the California Department of Education

• Program review

• Facilitation of a Community Advisory Committee

• Personnel Development

• Coordination of career and vocational education

• Local Plan review



SELPA Administration |  Special Education Contacts by District  |  Student Numbers SELPA-wide by Disability  |  Parent Guide to Special Education     


FREE Programs Available for Students with Disabilities
Programas Disponibles GRATUITOS para Estudiantes con Discapacidades
We are seeking parents of students in special education to join our Community Advisory Committee.  Click here for more information.
Are You Concerned About Your Child's Progress

Parents who suspect their child has a disability are advised to contact their local school district or the Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA).  Federal and state laws require public schools to provide free and appropriate education for children with special needs.  Children and youth from birth through 21 years of age may qualify for special education programs in public schools.  Special education staff will help parents identify appropriate programs based upon assessment and eligibility services.  In Ventura County, the Office of Education operates many educational programs for children with disabilities by participating in a regional planning program with school districts known as the SELPA.  If you have questions, please call the SELPA office.

Information for Families

SELPA Administration


Emily Mostovoy-Luna - Assistant Superintendent
Sarah Fontenot- Administrative Assistant III
Local Plan Implementation
Interagency Coordination, Policies & Procedures
SELPA Office Operations
Related Staff:  Adapted PE Teachers, Assistive Technology Assessment Center,
Orientation & Mobility Specialists, Residential Placement Consultants 
Regina Reed - Director of Personnel Development
Barbara Rush - Administrative Assistant II

Program & Personnel Development
Early Start
Related Services Staff:  Social/Emotional Services Specialists, DHH Teachers

Joanna Della Gatta - Director of Technical Support and Transition
Juanita Delgadillo - Administrative Assistant II
SIRAS Support, Forms & Instructions
Private Schools
Pattern of Strengths & Weaknesses Model
WorkAbility Program
Related Services Staff:  Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, WorkAbility Specialists
Department Directory