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Education Code, regulations, waivers, and other laws pertaining to education in California.
California Laws & Codes
Official Web sites for California laws, Education Code, and California Code of Regulations.
California Student Safety & Violence Prevention
California students are protected from discrimination or harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identification.
Decisions Pending & Opportunities for Public Participation
Information on department-related bulletins and notices, public meetings and agendas, and instructions on how the public may submit written comments or otherwise participate in administrative proceedings, meetings, and hearings.
District Organization
Reference for procedures and responsibilities for all parties involved in the school district organization process.
Federal Education Policy
Information on the development, implementation and oversight involving federal educational policy and programs affecting California.
Fiscal Management Advisory
Regarding pupil fees, deposits and other charges.
Government Affairs
Information regarding state and federal legislation as it affects public education in California.
Legislative Reports
Reports required by California state law to be submitted to the Legislature and posted on the CDE Web site.
Proposed Rulemaking & Regulations
Notices of proposed actions to adopt, amend, or repeal regulations for the California Department of Education, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the California State Board of Education.
Pupil Promotion & Retention
Current law and information on pupil promotion and retention policies and related supplemental instruction programs.
Statutory School Attendance Alternatives
Current laws on intradistrict and interdistrict transfers.
Help for local educational agencies in requesting a waiver from the California State Board of Education; provides flexibility to the California Education Code, Title 5 Regulation, and the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Recently Posted in Laws & Regulations
  • Federal Update, July 29, 2016 (DOC) (added 29-Jul-2016)
    The Brustein & Manasevit weekly Federal Update Report for July 29, 2016.
  • Federal Update, July 22, 2016 (DOC) (added 25-Jul-2016)
    The Brustein & Manasevit weekly Federal Update Report for July 22, 2016.
  • CFIR Final Regulations (DOC) (added 19-Jul-2016)
    The Final Regulations for the CFIR Regulaitons for California Code of Regulaitons Title 5.
  • AAV of Rulemaking File 2016-0208-02SR (added 19-Jul-2016)
    This page is the Accessible Alternative Version (AAV) of Form STD. 400, Rulemaking File submitted to the Office of Administrative Law on February 8, 2016 - File number 2016-0208-02SR.
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSR) (DOC) (added 19-Jul-2016)
    The Final Statement of Reasons for the CFIR Regulations for California Code of Regulations, Title 5.