Welcome

Our team is honored to serve the students and families of the Temple City Unified School District. The Special education department is dedicated to identifying, assessing and providing a free and appropriate public education to all students within the district from 3 to 22 years of age. Our staff utilizes evidence based best practices to support our students who may have disabilities, determined by an educational evaluation, and provide appropriate support and/or related services to those students.

These services are provided based on the individual needs of the student that are outlined in an Individualized Education Program (IEP).  The IEP team, of which the parent is an important member, determines the student’s eligibility and identifies appropriate accommodations and modifications, aides, services, and instruction considered necessary for the student to progress in school.

  • Our team is committed to providing families with parent rights/procedural safeguards to enhance their meaningful participation
  • The IEP team makes necessary changes in the child’s program

Special education includes both specially designed instruction and related services to provide eligible students to benefit from the educational programs and resources. Services are provided at no cost to parents. We provide a full range of program options to meet the educational service requirements of individuals with exceptional needs in the least restrictive environment (LRE).  The LRE is generally the setting most similar to the one attended by general education students.

6 Elements of IDEA

  • Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
  • Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  • Appropriate Evaluation
  • Parent and Teacher Participation
  • Procedural Safeguards 

Staff

Tamar Kataroyan Ed.D.
Executive Director of Specialized Academic Instruction
tkataroyan@tcusd.net
(626) 548-5020

Christa Brinkley
Inclusion Specialist
cbrinkley@tcusd.net
(626) 548-5007

Lisa Yu
Program Specialist
Lyu@tcusd.net
(626) 548-5231


West San Gabriel Valley Special Education Local Plan Area
http://www.wsgvselpa.org/

Morgan Hill Case FERPA Notice and Objection Form
http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/morganhillcase.asp