Special Education Department
We offer a continuum of programs and services in the Bellevue Union District.
In our 4 Elementary Schools we have 4 Resource Specialist and 4 Special Day Class programs. Every student with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in the district receives specialized instruction, physical education and when appropriate is mainstreamed in the General Education Program as per their IEP.
We work in partnership with the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), which operates specialized programs for students with more significant needs, and offer a variety of programs to all students in Sonoma County. We house two of their classes in our District.
Other highlights about our programs:
All of our staff use technology in their classes so that students can participate in the curriculum at their schools and access specialized programs.
All of our schools have special education teachers, psychologists, speech and OT services available.
What's new and what's happening-
In 2016 Bellevue announced the opening an Early Intervention Preschool program housed across the street from the Kawana campus. This program will be for students between the ages of 3-5 who may have learning differences or specialized needs as per their IEP and allow us to better serve our community.
Director of Student Services
3150 Education Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Phone: 542-5197 ex 3
Assistant: Rosa Cuevas (habla espanol) 707-388-8540
Prior to joining Bellevue Union School District, Ms. Whitaker was a Special Education Principal at the Sonoma County Office of Education for 5 years. She was responsible for K-12 programs for students with autism and severe disabilities. Ms. Whitaker served as Sonoma County's cadre representative on the statewide CAPTAIN initiative to facilitate implementation of evidence based practices for students with autism. She has been an instructor in the credential programs at Sonoma State University and the North Coast School of Education. Her teaching background in special education includes serving students with mild to significant needs. Ms. Whitaker is passionate about providing effective and meaningful programs for students with disabilities.
Early Learning Center Staff
BUSD Early Learning Center
2014 Moraga Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Office Hours 8am-4pm M-F
Cara Colombo-Stuart, ELC Program Manager
Rosa Cuevas, Spec Ed Assistant (Habla espanol)