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CALPADS Update FLASH #128 Addendum

This is a follow-up to CALPADS Update FLASH #128.

To:            Local Educational Agency Representatives

From:       California Department of Education – CALPADS Team

Date:        June 28, 2017

SubjectAddendum to CALPADS Update FLASH #128

Dear LEAs,

This is a follow-up to CALPADS Update FLASH 128 (dated and sent June 26, and currently posted on the CDE CALPADS Communications Web page at this link: to clarify the guidance for updating the primary disability for a student. The intent is to capture only one special education record per student/school, even if the primary disability code changes over time. If the disability code changes, local educational agencies (LEAs) should update (replace) the existing record to reflect the most current code. The Start Date should remain (i.e., LEAs should continue to use) the original start date from the first special education program record. Students can have multiple open special education program records across schools/LEAs, but only one open record per school is allowed.

Additionally, CALPADS was patched Tuesday morning, June 27, and new snapshot revisions were generated for all LEAs to reflect the change in severity for CERT errors 125 and 127. These certification errors are no longer fatal. That said, it is still important to evaluate CERT125 and CERT127 warnings. LEAs need to determine why the Statewide Student Identification (SSID) does not have a suspension incident to align with the Student Absence Summary (STAS) record. The severity change is a temporary fix for this year until we can implement a solution to accommodate scenarios when there is a suspension absence, but no incident.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the CALPADS Service Desk via one of these methods:

  1. Submitting a service request ticket to
  2. E-mailing
  3. Calling 916-325-9210




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