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:
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

SELPA Director Liz Smith
Liz Smith – SELPA Director | 805-782-7304

SELPA Executive Assistant Kathy Sallac
Kathy Sallac – Executive Assistant | 805-782-7301

SELPA Administrative Assistant II LeAudrey Koenig
LeAudrey Koenig – Admin Assistant II | 805-782-7302

SELPA Program Specialist Deborah Cleere
Deborah Cleere
 – Program Specialist | 805-782-7306

SELPA Program Specialist Loretta Butterfield
Loretta Butterfield – Program Specialist | 805-782-7329

SELPA Program Specialist Jessica Munoz
Jessica Munoz – Program Specialist | 805-782-7317

Karri Graves
Karri Graves – MIS Liaison | 805-782-7303