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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.
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
Questions: Special Education Division | specedinfoshare@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-4613 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Recently Posted in Special Education
  • CASEMIS Software (updated 15-May-2017)
    Download California Special Education Management Information System Software for June 30, 2017, reporting requirements.
  • Annual Performance Report Measures (updated 12-May-2017)
    Short summaries of special education program and student outcome data for California LEAs.
  • Dyslexia Guidelines Work Group (updated 01-May-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 24-Apr-2017)
    Spreadsheet containing information regarding California Department of Education-certified Nonpublic Schools and Agencies.
  • Local Educational Agency Grants (updated 21-Apr-2017)
    Program summaries and information on specific federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act grants allocated to provide services to individuals with disabilities.