Special Education

Sonoma students playing

Modesto City Schools Special Education Department / Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) ensures that appropriate programs and services are available for all students identified with disabilities under the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004). The Special Education Department supports every student's right to an individualized educational program that is reasonably calculated to provide meaningful educational benefit based on the student's identified and unique needs. Our Department is committed to delivering quality and effective services to our students, families, and community.

Sonoma Elementary has 5 different special education classes ranging from preschool to 6th grade. We also serve students with physical disabilities and students who have special medical concerns. The school also hosts the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency: Medical Therapy Unit which services children from throughout Stanislaus County.