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Special Education


All students participate in collaborative learning environments that promote equity and prepare students to attain their post-secondary goals. 

What is Special Education?

Special education encompasses a set of services, provided at no cost to the parent, designed to meet the unique needs of each student.  

Special education is provided through a collaborative effort and students receive services both within the general education environment and in separate settings. 

North Coastal Consortium for Special Education

Oceanside Unified School District is part of North Coastal Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE). NCCSE is a Special Education Local Planning Area (SELPA) that is composed of 14 school districts in the North County.

Early Childhood Special Education: 

During school closures, due to COVID 19, please contact Cheri Bene', Coordinator Special Education, for any questions regarding enrollment, registration, and/ or requests for assessment.  Email:

                                           Extended School Year: 2020/2021 School Year

(We will continue to update this form with new information and include UPDATED when doing so).


For the 2020/21 school year, Extended School Year will be held from

June 21, 2021 – July 23, 2021.

5 weeks, 4/days per week, M-Th, except for last week 7/19-7/23, M-F due to observed Holiday on 7/5 (No ESY) for July 4th.


For preschool, ESY offered 2 days per week – T/TH or M/W (360 minutes weekly)

  • We are planning for all AM sessions.The sessions will be from 9:30 – 12:30.


For grade Kinder - 12th, ESY offered 4 days per week. (960 minutes weekly)

  • Grades Kinder-Five will attend from 8:30 – 12:30 PM
  • Grades Six through Twelve will attend from 7:30 – 11:30 AM


For ATP, ESY offered 4 days per week. (720 minutes weekly)

  • Adult Transition Program will attend from 9:30 - 12:30 PM


Transportation Forms for 2020-2021

*   English

*   Spanish


ESY Transportation forms for 2020-2021

                             Dr. Leah Dardis

                Director of Special Education


                          Tel:  (760) 966-7864

                          Fax:  (760) 757-1424


Monika Conniff

Administrative Secretary II
Tel: (760) 966-7878
Fax: (760) 757-1424