Special Education

We at Hemet Unified School District are dedicated to ensuring that ALL students have access to a high quality, relevant, and research-based education that promotes academic and non-academic success in order to prepare students for college and career opportunities. 

of March 16, 2020 to April 30, 2020
(UPDATED: March 17, 2020)
Dear Families of Students with Special Education Services and 504 Plans, 

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Riverside County Public Health Officer issued an Order to Close ALL Schools within Riverside County from March 16, 2020, through April 30, 2020.


During the period of school closure, no students will be receiving any supports or services from the District. Your student(s)'s special education supports and services will resume when the school/district re-opens. 


The District, in consultation with the Center for Disease Control ("CDC"), California Department of Education ("CDE"), and Department of Public Health ("DPH"), and in accordance with the Order of Riverside County Public Health Officer, has determined it necessary to close its schools to prevent/contain the spread of COVID-19.


The District reviewed and considered the following:

-Recommendations from the CDC, CDE, and DPH

-Order by the Riverside County Public Health Officer

-All other relevant information available to the District


All schools were ordered closed by the Riverside County Public Health Officer from March 16, 2020 through April 30, 2020.


Martes, 17 de Marzo 2020 el Oficial de Salud Pública del Condado de Riverside emitió una orden para cerrar TODAS las escuelas dentro del Condado de Riverside desde el 16 de Marzo de 2020 hasta el 30 de Abril de 2020.


Durante el período de cierre de la escuela, ningún estudiante recibira ningún apoyo o servicio del Districto. El apoyo del educación especial y servicios reanudarán cuando la escuela/districto vuelva a abrir.  


El Distrito, en consulta con el Centro para el Control de Enfermedades ("CDC"), el Departamento de Educación de Califorina ("CDE") y el Departamento de Salud Pública ("DPH"), y de acuerdo con la Orden del Oficial de Salud Pública del Condado de Riverside, ha determinado que es necesario cerrar sus escuelas para prevenir / contener la propagación de COVID-19.


El Distrito revisó y consideró lo siguiente:

-Recomendaciones de los CDC, CDE y DPH

-Orden del Oficial de Salud Pública del Condado de Riverside

-Toda otra información relevante disponible para el Distrito


El Oficial de Salud Pública del Condado de Riverside ordenó el cierre de todas las escuelas desde el 16 de marzo de 2020 hasta el 30 de abril de 2020.


Los servicios y apoyos de educación especial de su estudiante se reanudarán cuando la escuela / distrito vuelva a abrir.



What is Special Education?


Hemet Unified School District joins 24 other local educational agency (LEA) members to form the Riverside County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA), which is the largest multi-district SELPA in California. Riverside County SELPA supports Hemet Unified School District in the implementation of the legal requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) and its supporting regulations for Special Education.


Education Code

56031 (a) "Special education," in accordance with Section 1401 (29) of Title 20 of the United States Code, means specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parent, to meet the unique needs of individuals with exceptional needs, including instruction conducted in the classroom, in the home, in hospitals and institutions, and other settings, and instruction in physical education.

(b) In accordance with Section 300.39 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, special education includes each of the following, if the services otherwise meet the requirements of subdivision (a):

(1) Speech-language pathology services, or any other designated instruction and service or related service, pursuant to Section 56363, if the service is considered special education rather than a designated instruction and service or related service under state standards.

(2) Travel training.

(3) Vocational education.

(c) Transition services for individuals with exceptional needs may be special education, in accordance with Section 300.43(b) of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, if provided as specially designed instruction, or a related service, if required to assist an individual with exceptional needs to benefit from special education.

(d) Individuals with exceptional needs shall be grouped for instructional purposes according to their instructional needs

Federal and state law define individuals with exceptional needs as including children with intellectual disabilities, hearing impairments (including deafness), speech or language impairments, visual impairments (including blindness), emotional disturbance, orthopedic impairments, autism, traumatic brain injury, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, deaf-blindness, or multiple disabilities; and who by reason thereof, need special education and related services (20 U.S.C. section 1402(3); 34 C.F.R. section 300.8; Education Code section 56026; 5 California Code of Regulations (CCR) section 3030).
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Dr. Jennifer Martin, Special Education Director

  Address: 1791 W. Acacia Avenue  Hemet, CA 92545 
Phone: 951-765-5100 x 4080   Fax 951-765-5136 
Twitter: @HUSDSpecialEd
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