Santa Barbara County Education Office Special Education Support Services
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Direct Service District Special Day Class Level of Service


  • For school-aged students with mild to moderate disabilities identified as needing more intensive special education services and supports for more than half of their school day in order to make educational progress.
  • Students may receive the majority of their special education supports and services within their general education classes leaving only for specialized services that cannot be delivered within the general education setting.
  • The IEP team may recommend a student receive more of their special education supports and services within a specialist’s room or learning center when needed for intensive direct instruction or instruction that may create disruption for the general education peers.