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UPDATE TO OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITIES
Merced County school districts have suspended in-class instruction for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year and transitioned to distance learning. Click on the links below for information and resources. Los distritos escolares del condado de Merced han suspendido la instrucción en clase durante el resto del año escolar 2019-20 y han pasado a la educación a distancia. Haga clic en los enlaces a continuación para obtener información y recursos.
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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-Merced County 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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