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The Black Oak Mine Unified School District provides for the needs of students identified for Special Education in cooperation with the El Dorado County Special Education Local Planning Area. 

  • Referrals for special education may come from a parent, teacher, student, or other knowledgeable person.  In our District, referrals most often come through a Student Study Team, or Student Success Team (SST) meeting.  Within 15 calendar days of receiving a referral, an assessment plan is developed and a copy is given to parents.  Special Education law states that attempts within the general education class must be tried prior to referral for special education services. 
  • Assessment for special education services must be completed and an IEP meeting held within 60 days after the District receives a signed assessment form.
  • If a student is found eligible for special education services, an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) Meeting is held to discuss the student’s needs and to develop an IEP.  The IEP includes the development of goals and the assignment of appropriate services for the student.  The IEP Meeting is attended by the parents, school personnel and others (as appropriate). 
  • Resource Specialist Program (RSP):  This program, available at all school sites, provides services to students designed to help close the gap between the students’ measured ability and their current achievement.  Services happen both in the regular classroom and in the Special education classroom. 
  • Special Day Class (SDC): This program, available at Northside School for students in grades K-6
  • Designated Instruction and Services (DIS):  These are specialized services, most often provided by staff from the El Dorado County Office of Education.  Examples include speech therapy, occupational therapy and adaptive physical education.

To download a pamphlet about assessments for students with disabilities, click here.

Black Oak Mine Unified School District Special Education Contacts

 

 

Site

Personnel

Position

Phone

District Wendy Westsmith Director, Special Ed 530-333-8320

District

Keely Morales

Secretary

530-333-8300

District

Michelle Cortichiato

Psychologist

530-333-8355

American River Charter School

David Gleasom

Director

530-333-8340

Northside School

TBA

Educational Specialist

530-333-8355

Golden Sierra Junior Senior High School

Dylan Nicholson

Educational Specialist

530-333-8330

Golden Sierra Junior Senior High School/ Divide High

Susan Evans

Department Chair/Educational Specialist

530-333-8330

American River Charter School/Georgetown

Nathan Smith

Educational Specialist

530-333-8340 or 530-333-8320

Northside School

Justin Cox

Educational Specialist

530-333-8355

Golden Sierra Junior Senior High School

Ron Langford

Educational Specialist

530-333-8330