Special Education

The Special Education Department of the Banning Unified School District is dedicated to meeting the educational needs of all eligible students with disabilities age 3-21 years of age who reside within the city of Banning. The Banning Unified School District ensures that a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) is provided to all students who qualify for special education services.  The Special Education Department works collaboratively with all departments and sites to ensure that all students have equal access to an excellent educational program. For our students with special education services, specialized academic instruction might be provided within the general education classroom in a co-teaching or collaborative model, through consultation with general education teachers, and/or in a pull-out model.

Students with the following disabilities might qualify for special education services:

·        Intellectual Disability

·        Emotional Disturbance

·        Hard of Hearing

·        Orthopedic Impairment

·        Autism

·        Deafness

·        Other Health Impairment

·        Traumatic Brain Injury

·        Speech or Language Impairment

·        Specific Learning Disability

·        Visual Impairment

·        Deaf-Blindness

·        Multiple Disabilities


Please contact the Special Education Department if you have any questions regarding Special Education. 

Banning Unified School District confirms its adherence to the policies and procedures adopted by the Riverside County Special Education Local Plan Area (RCSELPA). These documents can be found on the RCSELPA web site at http://www.rcselpa.org/policies_procedures/.

This information and website link has been added to the website per the California Department of Education's request.  Please read below: 
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) sets out the requirements for the protection of privacy of parents and students, including privacy of student records. Generally, parents and/or students must provide written consent before an educational agency may disclose Pupil Identification Information (PII). However, there are exceptions to this general rule. Specifically, an educational agency must provide PII when ordered by a court, which the CDE has been ordered to do in this litigation. The CDE is obligated to inform the parent or student that the court has ordered it to produce documents and/or data that includes those individuals’ PII, and that such persons may object directly to the court regarding this disclosure. To comply with FERPA, the CDE is requesting LEAs and SELPAs post the following link to CDE’s website at

Barbara Wolford

Director of Student Service / Special Education

Phone: (951) 922-0224

Hilda Scott
Phone: (951) 922-0224

Shardae Capetillo

Phone: (951) 922-0215