Bonsall Unified School District

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Special Education

Attention Special Education Students:


The Special Education Department of the Bonsall Unified School District intends to destroy all the special education student records in its possession for students who graduated or otherwise dis-enrolled from the District on or before June 30, 2019.  Records will be destroyed February 1, 2023. Therefore, if you would like to have a copy of your records, please contact our office at 760-631-5200 Ext. 1017 Chelsie Smith.

The Bonsall Unified School District Special Education Department assists general education and special education teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, and parents in meeting the needs of students with disabilities. We lead and support school district employees with compliance required by the State and Federal law while building effective special programs with embedded evidence-based practices. We believe in building capacity among all staff in promoting access to General Education as the building block for success from Pre-K through Adult Transition. Our programs range from Mild/Mod to Mod/Sev Disabilities programs.

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The Bonsall Unified School District (BUSD) Special Education Department is committed to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet the unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living. 


The Bonsall Unified School District (BUSD) is a member of the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE) Special Education Local Planning Agency (SELPA).  



Guide to Special Education

The Guide to Special Education briefly explains the basics of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, including determining if a child is eligible, the components of the IEP, tips for preparing for an IEP meeting and more. 


Download the Guide to Special Education: (English) PDF (Spanish) PDF



Contact Us

Dawn Dully
Director of Special Education
(760) 631-5218 x1026
Dawn Dully, Director of Special Education
Fax: (760) 631-5219 
Office Hours:  7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.