- The Special Education Division is developing a new database for searching state and federal laws and regulations. Until this database goes online, please use the following:
California Legislative Information
Access to California statutes, including Education Code, Government Code, and Welfare and Institutions Code.
California Code of Regulations
Access to the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Division 1, Chapter 3, Individuals with Exceptional Needs, sections 3000-3100.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Allison Smith, Special Education Consultant, Special Education Division, by phone at 916-319-0377 or by e-mail at ASmith@cde.ca.gov.
- Special Education Teacher Requirements (Updated 10-Jan-2007)
New regulation and flexibility for "new" middle and high school special education teachers.
- Amendments to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, sections 3001-3088 to go into Effect (New 27-Jun-2014)
June 25, 2014, letter to Special Education Division employees, constituents, and stakeholders regarding amendments to special education regulations.
- Size And Scope (Updated 30-May-2008)
Of Special Education Local Plan Areas as approved by the State Board of Education at the November 17-18, 1983 meeting.
- Official Letters from the California Department of Education, Special Education Division, State Director of Special Education (Updated 21-Aug-2013)
Provides program clarification on procedural and/or implementation issues.
- Special Education Transportation Guidelines (Updated 29-Mar-2011)
Guidelines for use by Individualized Education Program (IEP) Teams when determining required transportation services.
- Ravenswood Budget Report (Posted 13-May-2014)
Report to the Legislature, Department of Finance, and the Legislative Analyst’s Office.
- Reauthorization of the IDEA 2004 (Updated 16-Jun-2011)
Links to important references and resources on the Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
- Final Part B Regulations of the IDEA
The official copy was published in the Federal Register on August 14, 2006.