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Special Education Resources
Welcome to the Yuma Union High School District Special Education Department. We look forward to working with you to identify the best placement that will meet the educational needs of your child. It is important to note that the enrollment process in our district begins with verification of residency for your neighborhood school. To do this, please follow the instructions below.
Upon establishing proof of residence within the YUHSD boundaries, the staff at your school of residence will advise you as to whether you can enroll your student there or if you must contact the special education staff at the district office for your child’s placement. At that point, the special education staff will be glad to meet with you to review all the pertinent information, including your child’s birth certificate, immunization records, transcript, withdrawal slip, proof of residency, picture ID of the parent registering their child, and your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) to determine the appropriate placement.
Public Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records
The Yuma Union High School District would like to inform all parents of students and former students who have been in special education programs of the destruction of records from January 9, 2007 to December 20, 2007.
We keep for no more than four years all special education data and information regarding students who have withdrawn, transferred, or graduated from the district. We will also destroy records that are more than four years old of students no longer attending special education programs. Parents of former students who have reached the age of 18 have the right to review the records and obtain copies of information needed.
To schedule an appointment, call Jeanette Yanez, (928) 502-6753.
Special Education Transition
The community transition team within the Yuma Union High School District is looking for additional people to help them in their quest to make a positive impact in the lives of young adults with disabilities in Yuma.
The YUHSD Community Transition Team is looking for: educators, students, parents, community agency staff, and business leaders. The team will meet on the third Wednesday of every month at 5:00 p.m. in the Special Education Office on the Vista South Campus at 221 E. 26th Place.
Those interested in learning more about the Community Transition Team or serving as a member of the team can contact Lisa Anderson at 502-6752.
YUHSD is trying to locate school-age children with disabilities residing in the district who are receiving services that are inadequate or inappropriate. These children may qualify for placement in special education programs. For more information, please call (928) 502-6752.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact one of us.