About Us

In the late 1970s, legislation required that all LEAs and county offices of education form geographical regions of sufficient size and scope to provide special education services. There are approximately 134 Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs California). The San Luis Obispo County SELPA serves the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education (SLOCOE), ten school districts and two Charter LEAs. There are approximately 4,100 special education students served by the San Luis Obispo SELPA.


SELPA Office
8005 Morro Road
Atascadero, CA 93422
(805) 782-7301 ph
(805) 466-1473 fax

SELPA office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Please click here for directions to the SELPA office which is located in the Morro Road Education Center.


Staff directory

Liz Smith – SELPA Director | 782-7304

Kathy Sallac – Executive Assistant | 782-7301

LeAudrey Koenig – Admin Assistant II | 782-7302

Deborah Cleere – Program Specialist | 782-7306

Loretta Butterfield – Program Specialist | 782-7329

Jessica Munoz – Program Specialist | 782-7317

Debbie Thomas – MIS Liaison | 782-7303