Special Education

Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

The Monterey County Office of Education Special Education Division provides regional programs designed for students who need highly specialized intensive services.  The services are delivered through regional programs located throughout the county in 60 classrooms on 24 different school campuses.  Our dedicated team of educators and support staff have the education and expertise to deliver high quality instruction for each child in our care.  In addition, our specialists provide speech, adapted physical education, occupational and physical therapy to students who require these services.

Infants with special low incidence needs are served in our Early Start Program.  School-age children are referred to our programs by the district that they live in.  After reviewing the unique needs of each child with the parents, teachers and other staff members at an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting, a student will be placed into one of the MCOE special classes. Children who are visually impaired or deaf or hard of hearing are served by MCOE staff in their home school.  We believe each child from birth through age 22 has a unique potential that can be realized through cooperation between school, home and community.  Together we can make a difference, it is the only way we can!

Notice of Public Hearing, SELPA Local Plan 2021; Click for PDF.

Notice of Public Hearing, SELPA Local Plan 2021 Spanish; Click for PDF.


Terri Dye

Assistant Superintendent
Phone: 831.755.0345
Fax: 831.769.0732

Claribel Solis

Executive Assistant
Phone: 831.755.6431
Fax: 831.769.0732

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