Santa Barbara County Education Office Special Education Support Services
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Direct Service District Programs

Program Coordinators:

Cathy DeLaurentis - North County
(805) 922-0334 Ext. 2308
Rachel Fauver - South County
(805) 964-4711, Ext. 5365
Kathy Gulje
(805) 964-4711 Ext. 5415

  • SBCOE provides comprehensive special education support and services to 3 elementary school districts in Santa Barbara County with student enrollment of less than 801 students.
  • Special education teachers in these schools are integrated into the comprehensive school setting and may provide support in the general education environment or in a special education classroom.
  • Students eligible for special education services which may include:
    • Specialized academic instruction
    • Counseling
    • Related services(occupational therapy, adapted physical education, vision services, deaf or hard of hearing services, orientation and mobility, physical therapy)
    • Behavior support
  • Content and curriculum follow that of the general education grade levels and classrooms. Students with specific skill deficits may be pulled into the special education classroom to work on targeted skill building in a specific area of need.