April 2, 2007
When Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 1327 (Chapter 59, Statutes of 2006) on July 7, 2006, reporting requirements to county superintendents were expanded effective January 1, 2007, to include all individuals with exceptional needs, as defined. Pursuant to the newly amended California Education Code (EC) Section 48203, the superintendent of a school district and the principal of a private school must report to the county superintendent of schools the severance, expulsion, exclusion, exemption, transfer, or suspension beyond ten schooldays of any student enrolled in a public or private school who is between the ages of six and eighteen and:
Reporting must include: name, age, and last known address of the pupil; and the reason for the severance, expulsion, exclusion, exemption, transfer, or suspension. To assist you in implementing this reporting requirement, California Department of Education (CDE) will post information and links to county office data collection methods on the CDE Web site.
The county superintendent will examine these data and report to the county board of education and school district governing board any cases that needs further consideration based on the interest of the child, or the welfare of the state (EC 48203(b)).
If you need further information regarding this reporting requirement, please contact
Allison Smith, Special Education Division, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-327-3698 (Note, the preceding contact information is no longer valid and has been replaced on 11-Mar-2013) Stacey Wedin, Special Education Division, at email@example.com or 916-327-0844; or David Kopperud, Learning Support and Partnerships Division, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-323-1028.
Original signed by Mary Hudler and Jan Mayer. Hard copy of the signed document is available by contacting the Special Education Division's Director's Office at 916-445-4602.
Mary Hudler, Director
Special Education Division
Jan Mayer, Director
Learning Support and Partnerships Division