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Information regarding Special Education compliance and issues facing charter schools.

Applying Federal Civil Rights Laws to Public Charter Schools: Questions and Answers [http://www.ed.gov/offices/OCR/archives/pdf/charter.pdf] External link opens in new window or tab.
Answers to civil rights-related questions that charter school developers and operators have raised.

Special Education - Procedural Safeguards Referral Service [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/qa/index.asp]
Compliance or program questions regarding Special Education can now be made directly to the California Department of Education's Special Education Division by calling 800-926-0648.

Practices for Working with Charter Schools & Children with Disabilities Attending the Charter Schools May-00 [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/lr/spedmemo4csmay00.asp]
Clarification on the responsibility of a local education agency (LEA) and a special education local plan area (SELPA) regarding the participation of charter schools in special education local plans.

Questions: Charter School Staff | charters@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-6029 
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