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Waiver Contact Guide

Department contacts for waiver subject areas.
State Board of Education Waivers
Topic Contact Office

Academic Performance Index (API)

Eric Zilbert,
916-445-4902

Assessment Development & Administration Division

Bonded Indebtedness Limits
Education Code (EC) § 15102 &15106

Stel Cordano,
916-327-0378

School Fiscal Services Division

Career-Vocational Education
Carl Perkins

Julie Parr,
916-323-2469

Career & College Transition Division

Work Experience

Russell Weikle,
916-445-2652

Career & College Transition Division

Charter Schools

Julie Russell,
916-322-6029

Charter Schools Division

Child Development

Marcia Smith ,
916-319-0274

Child Development Division

Child Nutrition (state meal mandate)

Donna Reedy,
916-327-5866

Nutrition Services Division

Community Day School
EC § 48660, 48916.1(d), 48661(b)

Dan Sackheim,
916-445-5595

Coordinated Student Support & Adult Education Division

Continuation Education

Jacie Ragland,
916-323-2568

Coordinated Student Support & Adult Education Division

County Court and Community Schools

Brian Uslan,
916-323-2562

Coordinated Student Support & Adult Education Division

District Reorganization; Board Elections; Lapsation

Larry Shirey,
916-322-1468

School Fiscal Services Division

Equity Length of Time

Christine Gordon,
916-319-0823

SBE Liaison Office, Waiver Office

Independent Study (regular schools)

Dan Sackheim,
916-445-5595

Coordinated Student Support & Adult Education Division

Instructional Time Penalties

Wendi McCaskill ,
916-323-1333

School Fiscal Services Division

Educational Interpreters

Nancy Sager,
916-327-3868

State Special Schools & Services Division

Interventions/Sanctions

Keith Coppage,
916-319-0599

District Innovation and Improvement Office

Legal Issues

Legal Office,
916-319-0860

Executive - Legal Office

9th Grade Class Size Reduction
(Morgan-Hart)

Jerry Winthrop,
916-319-0457

Career & College Transition Division

Petition to purchase Non Adopted Materials with IMFRP funds

David Almquist,
916-319-0444

Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Resources Division

Non-standard school year

Kim Clement, 
916-327-0857

School Fiscal Services Division

Opportunity Program

Dan Sackheim,
916-445-5595

Coordinated Student Support & Adult Education Division

Physical Education - Block Schedules

Mike Lee,
916-323-5798

Professional Learning Support Division

Physical Education - Fitnesss Testing

Mark McLean,
916-319-0356
Assessment Development & Administration Division
Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA) Cheryl Tiner,
916-319-0414
Improvement & Accountability Division

Resource Specialist Caseload

Fred Balcom,  
916-319-0926

Special Education Division

School Safety

Jennifer Rousseve,  
916-319-0724

Coordinated Student Support & Adult Education Division

Schoolsite Councils

Jeff Breshears,  
916-319-0303

Improvement & Accountability Division

Sale or Lease of Real Property
(limited to very specific education codes)

Shannon Farrell-Hart,  
916-323-3923

School Facilities & Transportation Services Division

Transitional Kindergarten

Kathleen Halvorson,  
916-323-4629

Early Education & Support Division

NPS/A (in state)

Fred Balcom,  
916-319-0926

Special Education Division

NPS/A (out of state)

Gerald Elmore, 
916-327-4216

Special Education Division

State Superintendent Waivers

These waivers do not have to be approved by the State Board, so the process is simpler, and faster. Call the consultant directly about the specific procedures and forms to use.

Topic Contact Office

Agricultural Career Incentive Grant Program

Bob Heuvel, 
916-319-0673

Secondary, Postsecondary & Adult Leadership Division

Alternative Schools and Programs
EC § 58509

Dan Sackheim,
916-445-5595

Coordinated Student Support & Adult Education Division

Community Day School
EC § 48664 (d)

Dan Sackheim,
916-445-5595

Coordinated Student Support & Adult Education Division

Special Education some EC State Supt. may waive

Fred Balcom,  
916-319-0926

Special Education Division

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