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The Bassett Unified School District offers a full continuum of special education programs and services for approximately 500 students. The District is committed to providing appropriate services for students with disabilities, with an emphasis on collaborative models.


The Bassett Unified School District is one of 15 Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) that forms the East San Gabriel Special Education Local Plan Area (ESGV SELPA). These member LEAs include: Azusa USD, Baldwin Park USD, Bassett USD, Bonita USD, Charter Oak USD, Claremont USD, Covina-Valley USD, Glendora USD, Walnut, Valley USD, West Covina USD, San Jose Charter Academy, California Virtual Academy @ Los Angeles, iQ Academy, Opportunities for Learning- Baldwin Park, and Options for Youth- San Bernardino.


Bassett’s Special Education supports and services include speech and language support, occupational therapy, physical therapy, adapted physical education, resource specialist support, as well as specialized classes. All programs are provided on regular education campuses; the special education staff is incorporated into the total general education staff at all schools.


Although the majority of students with disabilities are served in their home districts, there are a number of specialized regional programs operated by the individual SELPA districts for all students within the ESGV SELPA. Consequently, some Bassett students with disabilities necessitating specialized programs have the opportunity to have their needs met nearby in programs operated by our SELPA partnered districts.


Our Mission

The mission of the Bassett USD Special Education Department is to provide an individualized, accessible, education in an inclusive learning environment that is focused on empowering students through self-discovery and risk taking in academically challenging environments embedded with rich in opportunities for communication and skill development while fostering independence and embracing student abilities to mature into young adults who are college, career and/or vocationally ready to contribute and give back to their community.




Gretchen Carrera, M.A. Ed., Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (626) 931-3063


Rene Tiscareno, Program Specialist

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (626) 931- 3048


Juan Soria, Program Specialist

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (626) 931-3059


Luz Martinez, Secretary II

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (626) 931- 3056


Venetia Medina, Clerical Assistant II

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (626) 931- 3057