Success Learning & Assessment Center at Malaga Cove was created in 2013 by the Southwest SELPA member districts and charter schools as an intensive educational program, evaluation option. Students residing within the SW SELPA area with a special education eligibility who may require a more restrictive setting or intensive service needs can be referred through SELPA procedures.
Examines California's complex systems for serving students with disabilities and forward recommendations to the State Board of Education, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and the California Department of Education.
In 1977, all school districts and county school offices were required to form 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) developed a local plan describing how it would provide special education services.
Today, there are approximately 125 SELPAs in the state.