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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: Monday, October 17, 2016
Recently Posted in Special Education
  • ACSE Agenda February 22-23, 2017 (updated 17-Feb-2017)
    Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.
  • Local Educational Agency Grants (updated 08-Feb-2017)
    Program summaries and information on specific federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act grants allocated to provide services to individuals with disabilities.
  • FMTA Contact Information (updated 07-Feb-2017)
    Focused Monitoring and Technical Assistance (FMTA) contact information for county assigned consultant(s).
  • Dyslexia Guidelines Work Group (updated 06-Feb-2017)
    Information about the Dyslexia Guidelines Work Group members, archived meetings, current law, and related documents and organizations.
  • NPS/A Certification Data Worksheet (XLS) (added 17-Jan-2017)
    Spreadsheet containing certification status, contact information and services provided by California Department of Education certified Nonpublic Schools and Agencies, along with instructions on using the data worksheet and definitions of the fields.