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Special Education

Chrysalis welcomes all students, including those with disabilities. We actively seek out and evaluate students who have disabilities in order to provide them with appropriate educational opportunities in accordance with state and federal law. If a parent believes his or her child may have a disability, then a special education assessment may be requested through their child’s teacher, the Administrator, or the Special Education Director.

Special Education ensures all students receive instruction in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). LRE is defined as the education of students with disabilities with non-disabled peers to the greatest extent possible. We have fabulous on-site personnel and resources to support students in the mild-moderate range of disabilities with a solid track record in building relationships and helping these students’ lights shine bright. However, there are some individual cases for which students may need more specialized services or better trained personnel than we have available here on the Chrysalis campus.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal law that protects individuals with a disability. Under 504, Chrysalis, like all other public schools, must ensure that a child with a disability has equal access to education and services.  To that end, Chrysalis regularly provides modifications and reasonable accommodations to identified students to ensure that their light is shining and that they are not discriminated against because of his/her disability.
If you know of a Chrysalis child who has a disability or that you suspect may have a disability, you may refer that child’s parent or guardian to Chrysalis Charter School by contacting Sara Lincoln at or (530)547-9726.  Please note:  All referrals are considered confidential. The parent, legal guardian, or surrogate parent retains the right to refuse services and other procedural safeguards under federal and state law.
Our special education services are overseen by the the EL Dorado SELPA.  The governance of El Dorado Selpa can be found on their website.