The Special Education Department provides guidance and support to district schools and staff to ensure the effective education and educational success for students with disabilities who are eligible for special education and related services under state and federal laws and regulations. Special education is available for eligible children and youth from birth to age 22. To refer a child suspected of being disabled or for more information on special education services, contact your local school or the Special Education Department. For further assistance or information, please call (209) 331-7080.
Lodi Unified School District is currently going through a verification review with the California Department of Education. This process happens periodically and as part of it, parent surveys are included. Your input, as a parent, is very important to this process. Below is a link to the parent survey in a number of different languages. Please complete the form about your special education child and mail it to the address listed on the survey.
Program Specialists provide assistance and support to special education teachers and parents to ensure that students with disabilities are placed in effective programs and classes. Program Specialists have advanced training and experience. They help in problem-solving and in securing the necessary resources to implement students' IEPs. Each Program Specialist is assigned to specific schools and program areas.
The Adapted Physical Education (APE) program staff evaluate a student's needs and, if eligible, work with the IEP team to develop a specially designed physical education service that is designed to help the student achieve state physical education standards and to make progress in fine and large motor activities, life-long physical health, and recreational skills.
For further information, contact one of the Adapted Physical Education teachers listed below:
The Lodi Unified School District offers several types of special education programs and services to students with visual impairments, both for those students who are blind or those student who have low vision and are eligible under state law. The services include instruction in either a Resource Room or in an itinerant situation. Braille, large print media, special equipment and materials are provided as required by each student. Orientation and mobility services are also provided at the school and in the community.
For more information, please contact one of the teachers or Stephanie Ennis , Program Specialist, at 331-7057.
The Lodi Unified School District offers special education services to eligible students with disabilities until the year in which they turn 22 if the student has not graduated with a regular high school diploma. Several programs and classes are available in Lodi and Stockton and provide classroom and community based experiences and instruction.
For more information, please call one of these teachers or Stephanie Ennis, Program Specialist at (209) 331-7057.
National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD)
Peabody College, Box 328
Nashville, TN 37203-5701
Phone: (615) 322-8150
Fax: (615) 343-1570
e-mail: email@example.com http://nrcld.org
A California Transition Program
Students Learn to Earn
WorkAbility I is a career/vocational training program for Lodi USD high school special education students. The program is designed to promote career awareness and exploration, provide vocational assessments, community connections, and paid and unpaid work experience while students complete their secondary education program. WorkAbility I is grant funded and administered by the California Department of Education.
WorkAbility supports transition services and activities in classrooms at all the Lodi USD high schools and young adult programs by providing: career/vocational curriculum, vocational assessment tools, service learning projects, classroom career speakers, job shadowing opportunities, industry tours, school based businesses, college connections and visitations.
Referral Process for Paid Work Experience Students can be referred by their special education teachers, parents, support agency for paid work experience. Priority for individual job placement is given to seniors and exiting students. Short-term paid work experience is available for freshmen and sophomores.
For more information contact Liz Zastrow, Program Specialist, (209) 331-7086.
Due to continuing unhealthy air quality conditions, we have made the decision to close all Lodi USD Schools and District offices on Monday and Tuesday, November 19th and 20th to minimize exposure to poor air quality.
As information becomes available, we will alert Parents and Staff via email and phone messages as well as being posted on our District website and social media sites.