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    The purpose of the CAC is to:

    • Advise and assist in the development, revision and review of the Local Plan for Special Education.

    • Recommend annual priorities to be addressed by the Local plan.

    • Encourage parent and community involvement in the development, revision and review of the Local Plan and in the implementation of related duties.

    • Have a basic understanding of and familiarity with the laws and regulations, which impact programs for students with special education needs.

    • Bring awareness to legislation and issues related to special education.

    • Promote parent and community education programs and services including a parent handbook and newsletter.

    • Support school and community activities on behalf of students with exceptional needs.

    • Prepare  periodic reports of CAC activities for the School Board and Superintendent.

    • Support activities on behalf of individuals with exceptional needs.


    The Pasadena Unified School District's Special Education Division is committed to the educational success of students who have disabilities. Our department provides services for students with disabilities from our Early Start (infant) through age 22 years in our Adult Transition and Workability programs.


    The Special Education Division is committed to students and supporting them throughout the educational journey by establishing equitable programs and inclusive environments that ensure active participation in the learning process and prepares every individual for a successful and independent future after graduation.



    We provide a caring, engaging, challenging educational experience for every student, every day in partnership with our families and communities. 

  • Special Education Division Goals
    • Build strong schools and parent relationships.
    • Strengthen the IEP Process
    • Improve learning and student outcomes
    • Strengthen the partnerships with general education educators

     Special Education



  • Main Office: 626-396-3600

    Ext. 88600

    Dr. Jovan Jacobs

    Associate Superintendent, Specialized Student Supp./SELPA

    626-396-3600 ext. 88605


    Ms. Alma Ellis

    Director, Special Education

    626-396-3600 ext. 88616


    Susan Allarid

    Executive Secretary 

    626-396-3600 ext. 88605

    Department Email:



    Record Request:  Contact Gig Phoong (phoong.gig@pusd.us)

    Requests can be done via fax (626-405-9946) or via email to Gig Phoong.