Dear Parents, Guardians, and Sweetwater Community Members,
The Department of Special Services takes great pride in delivering special education and related services to over 4,800 students with disabilities in the Sweetwater Union High School District. Our department’s school psychologists provide crisis intervention and threat assessment for the entire district as needed.
Special Services is a department within the Teaching and Learning Division of the district. Our primary mission is to support students with disabilities in accessing the general education program to as great an extent as possible. This not only involves instructional services from special education teachers, but also includes services from speech therapists, assistive technology specialists, and other service providers. If required, a modified curriculum that parallels the general education program is available to students.
Sweetwater offers RSP (inclusion model) and SDC (mild to moderate) services at every one of our 23 comprehensive school sites. In addition, 19 schools have programs for students with moderate to severe disabilities. Students with visual and hearing impairments are typically served at their resident schools.
Please take some time to peruse our website and get to know our staff and the services they provide. Always feel free to contact my office with any questions or comments.
Ron A. Lopez
Director, Special Services Dept