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Notice of Destruction of Records

This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of the Orinda Union School District’s intent to destroy personally identifiable information related to special education services maintained in a student’s school special education records. Records are destroyed five years after the student leaves the District or the usefulness of the records ceases. Records currently being destroyed are for Special Education students who left the District or whose services ceased in the 2000-2012 school years. Parents/Guardians of these students have previously been notified via US Postal Service. Parents/Guardians of these students may submit a written request to the Special Education Department postmarked no later than June 7, 2019, should they wish to obtain the records being destroyed. These records are no longer useful to the District, but they may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for Social Security benefits or other purposes.


Contact Lona Hornbuckle  Lona Hornbuckle (925) 258-6216 Administrative Secretary - Special Services/Personnel

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Special Education

Orinda Union School District provides special education services to eligible students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, as well as preschool children ages three to five years old. Approximately ten percent of the total student population receives special education services.

Each of the four elementary schools and the intermediate school have a resource specialist program. Related services include speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, and psychological services. The Intensive Learning Center located at Wagner Ranch School meets the needs of students in primary grades from schools throughout the district. An itinerant inclusion specialist supports students at the elementary schools. The OIS inclusion program includes two periods of community-based instruction/skill development.

Students whose needs cannot be met within the district receive special education service through Contra Costa County Office of Education special day classes.

Preschool students requiring special education are served in regional programs operated among the Moraga, Orinda and Walnut Creek School districts.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), is the federal law that mandates special education for children with disabilities. Eligible students are children with one or more of 13 disabilities listed in the law and who, because of the disability, need special education as determined by evaluation. These students have needs so great that modifications to general education have proven unsuccessful. For more information, click on the documents below.

IDEA Information
Parent Rights
Parent Handbook