An Individual Education Program (IEP) is developed at least annually for each of the more then 1000 students to ensure that each child receives a free and appropriate education designed to maximize his unique potential in the least restrictive educational environment. Those charged with these responsibilities welcome the opportunity to provide a rich and meaningful program to exceptional children, coordinated with the efforts of parents.
IDEA and California's Master Plan for Special Education guarantee a free appropriate public education for all children with exceptional needs who are between the ages of 3 and 22. If you know or suspect that your child or any other child has some kind of handicapping condition, contact Robert Altavilla, the Administrator of Special Education (805) 742-3301.
When a child is suspected of having an exceptional need, the school district will implement a series of procedures required by law to guarentee the rights of a disabled child in education. These procedures include:
These procedures guarentee that you, as a parent, and the Lompoc Unified School District will work together in the education of your child.
LUSD has established a uniform complaint procedure (1312.3) for all relevant programs per 5 CCR § 4622 et seq . The district has a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of gender per Education Amendments of 1972, Title IX: Nondiscrimination.