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Reporting Requirements for Severance of Attendance

Information related to EC 48203, which requires the superintendent of a school district or the principal of a private school to report the severance of attendance of children with exceptional needs.

Senate Bill 1327 (Soto, signed on July 7, 2006, expands reporting requirements to include all children with exceptional needs as defined in California Education Code (EC) Section 56026 and all children with qualifying handicaps pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Effective January 1, 2007, the newly amended EC Section 48203 requires that the severance, expulsion, exclusion, exemption, transfer, or suspension beyond ten schooldays of these students to be reported to the county superintendent of schools.

This mandated report must include the name of the pupil, the age of the pupil, the pupil’s last known address, and the reason for the severance, expulsion, exclusion, exemption, transfer, or suspension beyond ten school days.

It is the duty of the county superintendent to examine these reports and draw to the attention of the county board of education and the governing board of the school district any cases in which the interests of the child or the welfare of the state may need further examination.

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Includes a questionnaire that can be saved by district and site administrators in Los Angeles County for reporting at any time.

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Mental Health Advocacy Services provides information on reporting the exclusion or disciplinary removal of students with disabilities..

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Last Reviewed: Monday, February 29, 2016
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