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Merced County school districts will suspend school operations effective Thursday, March 19 through Friday, April 17. We plan to reopen on April 20, but that decision will depend on the circumstances at the time.
Los distritos escolares dentro del Condado de Merced suspenderan operaciones escolares a partir del jueves dia 19 de marzo a viernes dia 17 de abril. Volveremos a abrir el 20 de abril, pero esa decision dependera de las cicunstancias en ese momento.
Approximately 7,300 students from birth to 21 years
of age are served by Special Education in the 20 school districts in the county
and by the Merced County Office of Education.
In Merced County, all 20 school districts are part
of the Merced County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). The Merced
County Office of Education houses the SELPA office and acts as the
administrative head of the SELPA. The governance of the SELPA is vested in the
Superintendent’s Board of Directors committee composed of superintendents
representing the 20 school districts and by the Merced County Superintendent,
Steve Tietjen, click on the SELPA icon in the left menu.
Merced County Office of Education (MCOE) operates programs to meet the needs of
students with moderate to severe needs preschool to age 22. In addition, MCOE
provides services to children from birth to age 3 who have or at risk of having
disabilities. The Merced County Office of Education also provides services
county wide for students who need school based occupational therapy, deaf and
hard of hearing services, adapted physical education, orthopedically impaired
services or visually impaired services.
Coston, Assistant Superintendent, is the administrator of the department.
Contact us: Phone: (209) 381-6711 Fax: (209) 381-6765
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