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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
Recently Posted in Special Education
  • Form 16: Indirect Cost Rate Report (XLS) (added 22-Jul-2016)
    Blank form for grantees for the Fiscal Year 2016 Indirect Cost Rate Report form.
  • Dyslexia Guidelines Work Group (added 06-Jul-2016)
    Information about the Dyslexia Guidelines Work Group members, archived meetings, current law, and related documents and organizations.
  • NPS/A Certification Data Worksheet (XLS) (added 07-Jun-2016)
    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 de