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Educational Services

Special Education

The Torrance Unified Special Education Department offers a continuum of placements and services to eligible students from ages three to 22. The department offers preschool (ages 3-5) programming on specialized campuses/classrooms and in designated general education/state preschool sites. K-12 services are provided in the settings that address students’ unique needs in the least restrictive environment, utilizing a continuum of services from neighborhood school inclusion to residential placement.

Our adult students, ages 18-22, participate in transition programs that are also individualized. The Special Education Department is manned by a Director, three coordinators and six program specialists; supported by clerical staff. Coordinators and program specialists are assigned to schools regionally and programmatically. In addition to the Special Education Director, TUSD has a Director of Compliance who works closely with the Special Education department to ensure that processes and procedures are compliant with the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act, and legally sound.

To obtain information regarding the administrator or program specialist that can best help you with your particular question or situation; call the TUSD Special Education Department at 310 – 972 -6100.

Joann Rallo

Staff Assistant- Compliance (Contact for Special Ed Record Requests)

Leroy Jackson

Special Education Coordinator (Middle Schools and Adult Transition)

Michaele Scheerle

Special Education Coordinator (High Schools)

Jenny Taylor

Special Education Coordinator (Elementary Schools)

Special Education Records Request

If you need copies of your child's Special Education Records, please send the information below and return it by email to our Special Education Office. The records will be available within five (5) working days of receipt of your request.

Please provide the students full legal name (Required)

Date of Birth (Required)

Last School Name (Required)

Current or Last Grade Level 

The Specific Records You are Requesting (Required)

A Phone Number and Email Address (So that we can contact you if more information is needed.)

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