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El Monte School District is committed to providing eligible students with disabilities a free and appropriate public education. Special education programs at EMCSD are provided for children from preschool through 8th grade who qualify according to laws and regulations as outlined in the California Education Code and the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Infants and toddlers 0-3 who are deaf or hard of hearing, orthopedically impaired, or visually impaired may also qualify for services provided via our West San Gabriel Valley member districts.
For questions about our Special Education services, please call (626) 453-3700 x 3767
Children with disabilities may need Special Education services in addition to or different from those provided in their general school program. Through Special Education and supportive technology, instructional techniques, materials, and equipment will be adapted to meet the individual educational needs of the exceptional student while maintaining, to the extent possible, the educational program and setting available to the general education population.
Federal and state laws require the district to identify, locate, and assess all students within the district from birth through 21 years of age who may have disabilities and then provide appropriate programs and/or services to those eligible. Programs and services are provided based on the individual needs of the student outlined in an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
  • Parents are key members of the IEP team.
  • This site is designed to provide families with information about the processes listed above in order to enhance their meaningful participation.
The Team
Juan Munoz, Director, Special Education

Latonya Southall, Coordinator, Special Education
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Charissa Hua, Program Specialist
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(626) 453-3700 ext 3645
Dr. Dana Khudaverdyan, Program Specialist
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(626) 453-3700 ext 3745
Devin Welsh, Data Resource Specialist
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(626) 453-3770
Aimee Reyes, Administrative Secretary
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(626) 453-3767

Selena Hernadez, Clerk
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(626) 453-3768