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Contact Us

(310) 973-1300


Libby Vracin

Director of Special Education



Jackie Gomez

Special Education Instructional Specialist



Ana Govorcin

TOSA - Autism Specialist



Faith Jue

Director's Secretary



Elizabeth Johnson

Educational Services Logistics Technician



Fax: (310) 263-6496

Parent Information

If a student is struggling in school and has not been identified as a student with a disability, a Student Success Team (SST) meeting may be held to determine appropriate action. SST members, including the student’s parent, will discuss specific interventions that may help the student to succeed before a referral is considered for special education. The SST members may determine that the appropriate action is a formal assessment for special education.


Parent Planning Form

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)


At the IEP team meeting, the team will review current assessment information, propose goals for the student, and make recommendations for placement and services.  Most of the time, placement is within the general education setting with special education supports.  Occasionally, a more restrictive environment is necessary.  The team considers the continuum of options as explained in this attachment:


Continuum of LRE Options

Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE)


Pursuant to the Parents' Rights and Procedural Safeguards, when there is a disagreement with the district's assessment, parents may request an independent educational evaluation.