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Student Services and Special Education

Welcome to the Moreland School District Student Services and Special Education Department.  The Moreland School District Student Services and Special Education Department staff members collaborate with families and community members to cultivate a learning environment to enhance student success through the following programs:


Student Services

  • School Nurse and Health Related Services
  • Counseling Programs and Support Services
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
  • Project Cornerstone
  • Homeless and Foster Care Assistance
  • Home and Hospital Instruction
  • School Attendance and Review Board (SARB)
  • Student Behavior and Discipline Procedures
  • Section 504
  • Safe and Drug-Free Schools
  • Comprehensive Sexual Health Education


Special Education

A student may qualify for special education services after an assessment has been conducted in accordance with Federal Guidelines, the student has been found to have a disability and, as a result of those impairments, the student meets the criterion for special education and related services under one of the following categories of special education eligibility:

  • Autism
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Mental Retardation
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment


Based on a student’s needs, a student may receive one or more of the following services:

  • Designated Instructional Services
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Health Services
  • Behavioral Intervention


A full array of placement options exists to provide a continuum of services, based on the student’s identified needs:

  • Resource Specialist
  • Special Day Class
  • County Office of Education
  • SELPA Classes
  • Non Public-Schools/Agencies
  • Home Hospital Instruction


The Moreland School District is a member of the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) III. SELPA III maintains a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to provide support and information to parents. Additional information regarding the SELPA III CAC is available at


Department Contacts

Director, Educational Services, Theresa Molinelli

Phone: 408-874-2952

Fax: 408-374-8367



Program Specialist, Sharon Trattner

Phone: 408-874-2963

Fax: 408-374-8367



Administrative Assistant, Amy McLain

Phone: 408-8740-2951

Fax: 408-374-8367



Office Assistant, Flor Alcoba

Phone: 408-874-2967

Fax: 408-374-8367

Comprehensive Sexuality Education
Parent Curriculum Review Sessions (for parents of 7th Grade Students)
Community Advisory Email List