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Behavioral Intervention Plans

Current law, guidance, and resources for addressing the needs of students requiring behavioral support.
Background

Assembly Bill 86 (AB 86), the Education Omnibus Trailer Bill, Chapter 48, Statutes of 2013, repealed regulations and added state statute that addressed positive behavioral intervention plans. According to the Senate floor analysis, the intent of these changes is to modify “the Behavioral Intervention Plan mandate to align it more closely with federal law and reduce unnecessary costs, while maintaining important protections for students with disabilities.”

In accordance with Assembly Bill 110, California’s 2013–2014 budget bill, the California Department of Education (CDE) is required to provide oversight of, and technical assistance and monitoring to, local educational agencies regarding changes to the requirements related to the identification and provision of behavioral intervention services included in AB 86.

This Web page provides all pertinent information related to the relevant law changes as well as information disseminated at the BIP Stakeholder Workgroup meetings.

2013-14 Behavioral Intervention Stakeholder Work Group Meeting Dates

Behavioral Intervention Plans Meeting Webcast
Live and recent Webcasts of the Behavioral Intervention Stakeholder Work Group meeting.

Presentations
  1. October 21, 2013 Meeting
  2. State Guidance – Positive Environments, Network Trainers (PENT) - Valerie Johnson
  3. November 25, 2013 meeting
  4. SELPA Presentation - Anjanette Pelletier, San Mateo County SELPA
  5. January 21, 2014 Meeting
    1. Local Model for Positive Behavioral Interventions - Fran Arner-Costello, Director, Programs and Services, Ventura County SELPA
  6. February 18, 2014 Meeting
    1. Conducting and Implementing Functional Behavioral Assessments - Erica Winn, MBA, BCBA, Elk Grove USD Program Specialist, Franklin and Cosumnes Oaks Regions
    2. Preparations and Requirements for BCBA Licensure - Dr. Caio Miguel, Associate Professor, CSU Sacramento, and Dr. Jane Howard, Professor, CSU Stanislaus
Guidance from the California Department of Education

Changes to State Requirements for Behavioral Intervention Plans (Posted 17-Oct-2013)
September 5, 2013, letter to Special Education Local Plan Area Directors, Special Education Administrators of County Offices of Education, Nonpublic School Administrators, and State Diagnostic Center Directors

Repeal of Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Section 3052 (Posted 25-Nov-2013)
November 21, 2013, letter to Special Education Local Plan Area Directors, Special Education Administrators of County Offices of Education, Nonpublic School Administrators, and State Diagnostic Center Directors

Local Educational Agency and Individualized Education Program Team Responses to the Behavior of Students with Disabilities (Posted 14-Mar-2014)
March 13, 2014, letter to Special Education Local Plan Area Directors, Special Education Administrators of County Offices of Education, Nonpublic School and Agency Administrators, and Other Entities Providing Related Services to Special Education Students

Requirements for Behavioral Emergency Reports (Posted 14-Mar-2014)
March 14, 2014, letter to Special Education Local Plan Area Directors, Special Education Administrators of County Offices of Education, Nonpublic School and Agency Administrators, and Other Entities Providing Related Services to Special Education Students

Syllabus of Guidance on Behavior-Related Issues (Updated 14-Mar-2014)
This Web page provides a syllabus of federal and state publications and Web sites providing guidance on behavior-related issues, particularly as they affect students who are eligible for special education and related services.

Assessment Summary (DOC; Updated 27-Mar-2014)
This letter provides an overview of federal and state law concerning assessment of students potentially eligible for special education services. Originally developed as a resource for school districts navigating the transition of responsibility for mental health services pursuant to Assembly Bill 114, the information in this letter may also be helpful when developing policies, practices, and procedures for behavioral assessment.

Requirements for Personnel Involved in Behavioral Intervention (New 04-Apr-2014)
March 27, 2014, letter to Special Education Local Plan Area Directors, Special Education Administrators of County Offices of Education, Nonpublic School and Agency Administrators, and Other Entities Providing Related Services to Special Education Students

Questions:   Policy & Program Services | BIP@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-2409
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