SPECIAL POPULATIONS EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT
Joe I. Mendoza, Director
The Special Populations Educational Support Department provides oversight for a number of different programs in school districts within Ventura County. Among the main programs are Cal-Safe, Homeless, Foster Youth Services, Migrant Education, Migrant Education Even Start, Portable Academic Assistance (P.A.S.S.), Mini-Corps, Migrant Education First Five, Gang Invervention (G.R.I.P.), and Charter Schools. Each different program offers staff development, educational materials, parent involvement, and supplementary instruction to eligible students. Thus while serving a variety of students, these programs support unique populations with special educational needs. In all situations, an effort is made to help students remain in school to complete their education.