Special Education

The mission of DJUSD Department of Special Education is to support all students with disabilities in achieving their highest potential in the areas of academics, communication, social skills and life skills to become included, productive, members of the community

Inclusion in DJUSD

In 2018, DJUSD was recognized by the State of California as an Exemplary School District due to our special education Inclusion program. DJUSD has been  providing an inclusive education for students with moderate/severe disabilities since 1989. DJUSD was the first school district in the state of California to start an Inclusion program. Inclusion started when a small group of Davis parents and teachers whose children were being served by Yolo County's Special Education program at Greengate School in Woodland wanted to bring their students back to Davis to attend their general education, neighborhood school. In 1989, DJUSD served four students in Inclusion programs at two elementary schools. Today, DJUSD serves over 175 students in inclusion programs at elementary and secondary schools in our district. 

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Patrick McGrew
Director of Special Education

Department Address
526 B Street
Davis, CA 95616


Department Phone
(530)757-5300 ext. 113