Welcome to Special Education

  • The San Ysidro School District is committed to identifying, locating and assessing all students within the district from age 3 through 8th grade who may have disabilities, and providing appropriate support and/or related services to those students determined by an educational evaluation.

    The District is committed to providing eligible students with disabilities a free and appropriate public education consistent with federal and state laws, including those students enrolled in private schools, wards of the state, highly mobile students with exceptional needs, etc.

    These services are provided based on the individual needs of the student. After a team, comprised of educational professionals and the parent(s), determines a students’ unique needs and consider a variety of factors, an Individual Education Program (IEP) is created. An IEP is a legal document that describes how the San Ysidro School District provides services to a student with exceptional needs. Special Ed support and services are provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004). 

    San Ysidro School District Mission Statement
    The San Ysidro School District, in partnership with our teachers and community, is committed to provide a high quality, multicultural learning environment that promotes academic excellence, social responsibility and physical and emotional well-being for all students.

    San Ysidro School District Special Education Department Vision Statement
    The San Ysidro School District Special Education Department recognizes that every student has unique needs. We will provide programs that meet the individual academic and social-emotional needs of every student while establishing opportunities for all students in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).  




  • Oscar Madera
    Director of Special Education
    (619) 428-4476 ext. 3091

    Program & Pupil Services Specialist
    (619) 428-4476 ext. 3092

    Romeo Diacosta
    Special Education Technician
    (619) 428-4476 ext. 3089

    Rocio Alvarado
    Administrative Secretary III
    (619) 428-4476 ext. 3057

    Anita Gillchrest
    District Nurse
    (619) 428-44-76 ext. 3097

    FAX Line
    (619) 428-6473