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Data Elements for Completing Waivers

Data field definitions for the online waiver application for general, specific, and federal waivers.

Data Elements for Completing General, Specific, or Federal Waivers

Before you apply for an online waiver, you will need to have the following data elements as the request must be completed in one sitting. Information cannot be saved or return to finish at a later date.

Below is a list of required data fields and instructions. You will need this information before you begin the process of applying for an online waiver.

General Waiver Instructions

  • Period of request from [start date]
  • Period of request to [end date]
  • Renewal Yes or No
  • Renewal Previous Waiver Number (if applicable)
  • Renewal Previous Date of SBE Approval (if applicable)
  • Waiver Topic (drop down menu)
  • Education Code Title
  • Education Code Section
  • Education Code Authority – for General Waivers will be 33050
  • Education Code or California Code of Regulations section to be waived. If the request is to waive a portion of a section, type the text of the pertinent sentence of the law, or those exact phrases requested to be waived. [Put brackets around the phrases to strike out]
  • Demographic Information
  • Has a student population of - provide #
  • Located in a (urban, rural, or small city)
  • Describe briefly the circumstances that brought about the request and why the waiver is necessary to achieve improved student performance and/or streamline or facilitate local agency operations. If more space is needed, please attach additional documents using the ‘Attachments’ section
  • What is the school name, if applicable?
  • Date of public hearing (cannot be a future date)
  • How was the required public hearing advertised?
  • Local board approval date (cannot be a future date)
  • Advisory committee or school site councils. Please identify the council(s) or committee that reviewed this waiver
  • Date the committee/council reviewed the waiver request (cannot be a future date)
  • Were there any objection(s) No or Yes
  • If Yes, please specify 
  • Bargaining Units
  • Does the district have any employee bargaining units?
  • No or Yes 
  • If yes, please complete required information
  • Bargaining unit(s) consulted on date(s) (cannot be a future date)
  • Name of bargaining unit
  • Representative First Name
  • Representative Last Name
  • Representative Title
  • The position of the bargaining unit
  • Neutral, Support, Oppose (Please specify why) Comments (if oppose)
  • Is this waiver associated with an apportionment related audit penalty? (per EC 41344) No or Yes
  • (If yes, please attach explanation or copy of audit finding)
  • Has there been a Categorical Program Monitoring (CPM) finding on this issue?
  • No or Yes
  • If yes, please attach explanation or copy of CPM finding)
  • Contact First Name
  • Contact Last Name
  • Contact person’s  Position
  • Contact person’s E-mail
  • Contact person’s Phone
  • District or County Certification – I hereby certify that the information provided on this application is correct and complete.

Specific Waiver Instructions

The same fields as the General Waiver except for the following:

  • Date of public hearing
  • How was the public hearing advertised?
  • Advisory committee or school site councils. Please identify the council(s) or committee that reviewed this waiver.
    This only applies to Schools Site Council waivers, no other Specific Waiver requires this information.
    Date the committee/council reviewed the waiver request (cannot be a future date)
  • Were there any objection(s) No or Yes. If Yes, please specify. 
  • District, County or SELPA (if waiver is for special education student per 60119)
  • Bargaining unit(s) consulted does not apply to Class Size Penalty waivers for kindergarten and grades one through three (K-3)

Federal Waiver for Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act

  • Contact First Name
  • Contact Last Name
  • Contact person’s Title
  • Contact person’s E-mail
  • Contact person’s Phone
  • LEA Fax Number
  • Period of request from [date]
  • Period of request to [date]
  • Local board approval date (cannot be a future date)
  • Education Code or California Code of Regulations section(s) to be waived 
  • Renewal Yes or No
  • Renewal Previous Waiver Number
  • Renewal Previous Date of SBE Approval
  • Desired outcome/rationale. Describe briefly the circumstances that brought about the request and why the waiver is necessary to achieve improved student performance and/or streamline or facilitate local agency operations. If more space is needed, please attach additional pages.
  • Select the NCES Locale Code for your school(s):  31   32   33   41   42   43
  • Demographic Information
  • Has a student population - provide #
  • Located in a (urban, rural, or small city)

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Questions:   Waiver Office | waiver@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0824
Last Reviewed: Monday, February 8, 2016

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