Student Services/Special Education

Special Education Department Mission & Vision:

"To ensure that ALL students meet our district goals of College, Career readiness and Citizeship through establishing INCLUSIVE special education practices that promote advocacy through the leveraging of relationships and build capacity through collaboration and concensus building."

Special Education is defined in Federal Law as specially designed instruction, at no cost to parents/guardians to meet the unique needs of a disabled child.

The California State Department of Education has interpreted the Federal Law into specific criteria by which a student can qualify for special education services because of physical, emotional, intellectual, medical or learning disabilities.

Coachella Valley USD provides specially designed instruction to meet the needs of all disabled students 3 to 22 years of age. Once a child qualifies an Individualized Education Program (IEP) will be written, documenting the individual needs of the child. Student may receive special education services in a wide variety of placements.

Alex Gonzalez

Special Education Director
Phone: (760) 848-1109
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Krystal Kerns

Special Education Coordinator
Phone: (760) 848-1100
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Tamara Petty

Special Education Coordinator
Phone: (760) 848-1152
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Eeron Wilson

Special Education Coordinator
Phone: (760) 848-1045
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