Murrieta Valley Unified School District is seeking individuals with exceptional needs between the ages of 2.6 months and 21 years. Parents and caretakers who believe that their child may have a physical, academic, or mental disability should contact the Special Education Department. The Special Education Department can assist with referral procedures, parent/child rights under federal and state laws, identification procedures for students with exceptional needs, and the continuum of services that may be available for eligible children.
Children between the ages of 2.6 months and 21 years that have suspected or identified disabilities in the areas listed below may be eligible to receive special education services at no cost to parents in the least restrictive environment to the maximum extent appropriate. Eligibility and services vary and are based on students’ needs. Children enrolled in private schools, home schools or other public schools may also be eligible to receive special education services.
Intellectual disability (formerly known as mental retardation)
- Multiple disabilities
- Deaf or hearing impairment
- Orthopedic impairments
- Other health impairment
- Traumatic brain injury
- Speech and language impairment
- Specific learning disabilities
- Established medical disability
- Blindness or vision impairment
Murrieta Valley Unified School District offers a continuum of special education services and program options that provide children with exceptional needs access to a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. A variety of services include, but are not limited to the following:
Parents of students with exceptional needs have additional rights and protections referred to as Parent Rights and Procedural safeguards.
- specialized academic instruction
- speech and language therapy
- occupational and physical therapy
- positive behavioral supports
- behavioral intervention services for students with autism
- preschool programs for students between ages three to five years old
Riverside County SELPA Policies & ProceduresMVUSD implements Riverside County's SELPA policies and procedures which may be accessed here.
Alternative Dispute ResolutionAlternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is an informal process of settling concerns and/or disagreements related to the provision of special education services to students with special needs. The ADR process encourages all parties to collaboratively problem-solve to reach a mutually beneficial resolution without litigation.
The Riverside County SELPA offers the following options for resolution:
Contact Informationmvusdspecialed@murrieta.k12.ca.us41870 McAlby CourtMurrieta, CA 92562951-696-1600 Ext. 1020951-304-1528 Fax
- Facilitation of Collaborative IEPs
- Utilization of an Intake Coordinator to work with each LEA to resolve the concern/disagreement
- Facilitation of a Resolution Session