Special Education Services


School districts in California are mandated to provide special education services to children with disabilities from birth through age 22.  While the local Marin County School Districts are able to provide many of these services for students with mild disabilities, there are many other disabling conditions which require such an intensive level of support or which have such a low incidence rate that it would be fiscally and programmatically difficult for each district to provide the necessary services.


The Special Education Department operates a total of 35 Special Day Classes, two Resource Specialist Programs, and several itinerant services to meet the needs of children with disabilities.  Our classes are located on 21 different school campus sites around the county, with an emphasis on placing classes in age-appropriate settings which allow for the greatest amount of integration possible.  The classes which we provide focus upon students with the following areas:

  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbances
  • Visual Impairments
  • Orthopedic Impairments
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Established Medical Disability (ages 3-5 only)
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Autism
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

 We also provide several itinerant services to eligible students in their home school setting, including:

  • Vision Services
  • Hearing Services
  • Orientation and Mobility Services

SARC School Accountability Report Card
*Should you wish to receive a printed copy of the School Accountability Report Card for this program, please contact Education Services: 415-499-5870 or ltrahan@marinschools.org

SARC 2016-17

Marin County Office of Education Special Education programs is a system of regionalized programs operating on behalf of districts. Students are provided the opportunity to learn in these programs based upon eligibility for special education and their unique needs. The students are a subgroup of district programs. This LCAP is being produced to provide local districts with information on a subgroup of their students served by Marin County Office of Education.


Jon Lenz
Assistant Superintendent
Special Education
Janelle Campbell, Director
Special Education
Kristi Dahlstrom, Coordinator
Special Education