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Student Services

Bellevue Union School District offers a continuum of programs and services for students who require special education.

BUSD is committed to the identification and service of students with disabilities within the least restrictive environment. The district provides children with disabilities a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) consistent with federal and state laws. As a member of the Sonoma County Special Education Local Plan Area, we offer a full range of special education services for students with disabilities ranging from mild learning disabilities to significant challenges. Credentialed special education teachers, speech therapists, occupational therapists, adapted physical education specialists, school psychologists, counselors, and special education classified staff make up our exceptional special education professionals. Services and placements are based upon each student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Contact

Director of Student Services

Tracy Whitaker, Director of Student Services

Tracy Whitaker, M.A
Director of Student Services

Phone: 707-542-5197
Special Education Office: 707-388-8540
Fax: 707-542-6127
Email: studentservices@busd.org

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.

BUSD Early Learning Center (ELC)

Rosa Cuevas
Special Education Administrative Assistant (Habla espanol) 
Phone: 707-388-8540
Email: rcuevas@busd.org

Susie Hirsch
Program Specialist

Phone: 707-388-8544
Email: shirsch@busd.org