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Last spring, DJUSD partnered with WestEd, a nonprofit specializing in comprehensive special education reviews, to conduct a study to examine the efficiency and effectiveness of our special education programs and services. The WestEd team reviewed multiple data sources across DJUSD, conducted focus groups, interviews, school observations and IEP reviews, to provide an overall context for the analysis and to get an understanding of the workings of the District.

WestEd has completed the study and delivered its draft report to the District. The report aims to provide DJUSD with an objective analysis and a set of recommendations that can be used to improve our special education program. The recommendations are intended to be used as a catalyst for dialogue and collaboration within the District as a means of charting a course for effective, efficient and inclusive programs and services for all students with disabilities.