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Laws, Regulations, & Policies

Federal and state legislation, laws, regulations, policies, legal advisories, and guidance.

State

Laws
  • California Special Education Reference (CASER) External link opens in new window or tab. (Posted 22-Jan-2015)
    A word-searchable database of special education-related state and federal statutes and regulations, federal guidance documents, and editions of the Federal Register.
Regulations
Policy
  • 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.
Guidance
Legislative Report
  • Ravenswood Budget Report (Posted 06-May-2016)
    Report to the Legislature, Department of Finance, and the Legislative Analyst’s Office.

Federal

Laws
  • 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).
Regulations
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Last Reviewed: Friday, May 6, 2016
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