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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Legislative Report
  • Ravenswood Budget Report (Posted 06-May-2016)
    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).
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Last Reviewed: Monday, October 17, 2016
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    Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.
  • ACSE Meeting Webcast (updated 14-Oct-2016)
    Live and recent Webcasts of the California Advisory Commission for Special Education (ACSE) Meeting.