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


  • PUSD Main Office/Help Line

    626-396-3600 Ext. 88600

    Department Email:


    Record Request:

    Please send your request via email to spedrecords@pusd.us or send a fax to 626-405-9946



    New Office Hours for Parents

    Please click here for the flyer.

    Horario Nuevo de Oficina para Padres

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    CAC Information:

    For more information on our next CAC meeting, please click here or you email cac@pusd.us.


    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

  • Monthly Awareness: 







    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.