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Senate Bill 1327

Letter Head: Jack O'Connell, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Phone number 916-319-0800

April 2, 2007

Dear County Superintendents of Schools:
Senate Bill 1327: Reporting of Severance, Expulsion, Exclusion, Exemption, Transfer, or Suspension for Students with Disabilities

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:

  • Who is an individual with exceptional needs as defined in EC Section 56026, or
  • Who qualifies for services pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

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Smith, Special Education Division, at asmith@cde.ca.gov or 916-327-3698 (Note, the preceding contact information is no longer valid and has been replaced on 11-Mar-2013) Stacey Wedin, Special Education Division, at swedin@cde.ca.gov or 916-327-0844; or David Kopperud, Learning Support and Partnerships Division, at dkopperud@cde.ca.gov or 916-323-1028.

Sincerely,

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

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