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Special Education




IDEA of 2004, was originally enacted by Congress in 1975 to ensure that children with disabilities have the opportunity to receive a free appropriate public education, like other children. IDEA sets high standards for their achievement and guides how special help and services are made available in schools to address their individual needs.

Infants and toddlers with disabilities birth through 2, and children 3 through 21 who meet the definition of one of the specific disabilities applicable to school-age children are covered under IDEA.

Special Education Organizational Structure

Special Education Organizational Structure


California Montessori Project operates charter schools in Sacramento and El Dorado Counties, serving students in the elementary grades transitional kindergarten through eighth. For children with special needs enrolled in California Montessori Project schools, parents should contact their charter school principal to ask about programs and services. Staff at the schools will also assist  parents in requests for a meeting or a special education referral. 

Special Education Contact Information

Christine Cordero

Director of Special Education


Patricia Esquer

Administrative Assistant


Central Administrative Office 

5330-A Gibbons Drive, Suite 700

Carmichael, CA 95608