Special Education Overview
About Our Program
The Special Education division of the Santa Barbara County Education Office is comprised of several departments that provide services to students with unique needs. Our programs and services include Early Start, Special Education Preschool, Regional Center, direct service to districts, and WorkAbility.
We believe in the voice of the family, the view of the student, and the desire of the community to support students and enhance the student experience and learning.
Programs and Services:
About Direct Service Districts
SBCEO provides all Special Education services for students enrolled in small districts with fewer than 900 students and provides additional contracted services at the request of the District Superintendent.
Cold Spring School District
Superintendent: Dr. Amy Alzina
Cuyama Unified School District
Superintendent: Alfonso Gamino
Montecito Union School District
Superintendent: Dr. Anthony Ranii
AB 130 Independent Study Notification Parent Letter (English and Spanish)
(805) 964-4710, ext. 5410
Coordinator- North County
(805) 922-0334 ext. 2312
Coordinator - South County, and Early Start
(805) 964-4710, ext. 5415
Coordinator – Lompoc and North County
(805) 922-0334 ext. 2309