Welcome To Special Education

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    The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) is committed to meeting the diverse needs of children.  Special Education means specially designed instruction that is freely provided to individuals with exceptional needs.  Our Special Education Department offers a variety of programs and services that adapt content, teaching methodology and delivery of instruction to meet the individual needs of each child.  These services are of no cost to the family and are available to children until they reach 22 years of age.

    This website is intended to provide basic information about special education services provided by Pasadena Unified School District as well as offer resources to parents.  


    Special Education Vision

    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.



    Special Education Department Goals

    Build strong schools and parent relationships.

    Strengthen the IEP Process

    Improve learning and student outcomes

    Strengthen the partnerships with general education educators

    Develop a 5-year plan to address priorities





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  • Main Office 
    General Questions
    626-396-3600 Ext. 88600

    Marco. A. Villegas, Ph.D.
    Associate Superintendent, Specialized Student Support/ SELPA
    626-396-3600 Ext. 88605

    Jovan Jacobs, Ed.D.
    Executive Director,Special Education 
    626-396-3600 Ext. 88616

    Susan R. Allarid
    Executive Secretary
    626-396-3600 Ext. 88605

    Record Requests, please fax your request to (626)405-9946.

    You can also send your request to: Gig Phoong 


  • Team

    You are your child’s primary advocate. You are an essential member of the educational team that designs the school program that meets your child’s needs. Your firsthand, round-the-clock knowledge of your child is important information.  We encourage you to ask questions and seek the information you need to make wise decisions about your child’s future.