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Morongo Unified School District provides a full continuum of services to approximately 1300 students with exceptional needs. 

Our role is to work collaboratively with parents, students, colleagues, outside agencies and advocates to provide a quality instructional program including related services as determined by an Individualized Education Program Team.

Common Acronyms

IEP - Individualized Education Plan

IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

DIS - Designated Instructional Services

RSP - Resource Specialist Program

SDC - Special Day Class

SAI - Specialized Academic Instruction

LD - Learning Disabled

SD - Severely Disabled

ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder

ECP - Early Childhood Program

CAC - Community Advisory Committee

ED - Emotionally Disabled

OHI - Other Health Impaired

ID - Intellectual Disability

MD - Multiple Disability

OI - Orthopedically Impaired

TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury

LRE - Least Restrictive Environment

NPS - Non Public School

DHH - Deaf/Hard of Hearing

VI - Visually Impaired

OT - Occupational Therapy

PT - Physical Therapy

SLP - Speech / Language Program

ELL - English Language Learner

LEA - Local Education Agency

CST - California Standards Test

CMA - California Modified Assessment

CAPA - California Alternative Performance Assessment

SELPA Office Staff - Contact Us

     Phone: (760) 367-9191 x4230


       Kathi Papp, SELPA Director

       Heidi Burgett , SELPA Program Manager

       Julie Fontana, SELPA Program Specialist

       Janet Saitta, SELPA Administrative Secretary     

       Nancy Shade, SELPA Office Tech

       Maria Ketcham, SELPA Office Tech

School Psychologists

Mary Wilson

     Twentynine Palms High School

     La Contenta Middle School

     Landers Elementary School

John Cottrell

     Friendly Hills Elementary School

     Palm Vista Elementary School

     Onaga Elementary School

     Condor Elementary School

Eric Smith

     Twentynine Palms Elementary School

     Twentynine Palms Junior High School

     Oasis Elementary School

     Bright Futures Learning Academy

Dorinda Worthey

     Yucca Mesa Elementary School

     Yucca Valley Elementary School

     Morongo Valley Elementary School

     Joshua Tree Elementary School

Leslie Wilson

     Yucca Valley High School

     Black Rock High School