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Sutter County Superintendent of Schools

Tom Reusser, Superintendent

Special Education

Special Education

Special Education

Mission Statement

The Special Education Department of Sutter County Superintendent of Schools Office is dedicated to providing excellent support and services to special needs students that promote optimum self-sufficiency while addressing their unique needs. 
Vision Statement
We believe...

...That all special education students can reach their highest possible standard of achievement.

...That special education students can become contributing members or our community.

...That special education programs will reflect only the finest in research-based practices.

...That ongoing staff development will focus on the refinement of instructional practices that reflect the unique needs of our students.

...That all special education activities will be meaningful, authentic, and engaging for our students.

...That all Sutter County Special Educators will be a model of excellence in their field.

The Special Education Department provides special education related services to the 13 school districts within Sutter County for students from birth to age 22 years. The Special Education Department consists of approximately 155 staff members, located throughout Sutter County which provide support to students and families. 

In addition to providing specialized academic instruction, speech and language, and school psychologist services to the eleven smaller districts of Sutter County, Sutter County serves approximately 300 students, in 30 classes, on 13 sites, throughout Sutter County.  These 300 students require specialized instruction in a self-contained class to accommodate their special needs.  

For ages Birth to three, services include the Infant Development Program. Preschool students are served in various special day class settings.  For ages Five to 22 years, special day class programs are provided for students with emotional disabilities, for students with severe cognitive, physical, and/or medical disabilities, students identified with behavioral needs, and students identified with autism. Specialized services include speech and language, school nurse, and school psychologist. 

The following programs provide meaningful instruction that is focused on utilizing research based instructional strategies, curriculum, and interventions.
   a. Itinerant Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  a. Speech and Language
  b. School Psychologist
  c. School Nurses


Autism Links:
Intellectual Disability Links:

Emotional Disturbance:
General Resources:

Josh Harris
Director, Special Education
Eddie Graziano
Coordinator I, Special Education
Jose Gaxiola
Administrative Secretary II
Leia Balderrama
Special Education Data Technician