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Education Code, regulations, waivers, and other laws pertaining to education in California.
California Laws & Codes
Official Web sites for California laws, Education Code, and California Code of Regulations.
California Student Safety & Violence Prevention
California students are protected from discrimination or harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identification.
Decisions Pending & Opportunities for Public Participation
Information on department-related bulletins and notices, public meetings and agendas, and instructions on how the public may submit written comments or otherwise participate in administrative proceedings, meetings, and hearings.
Federal Education Policy
Information on the development, implementation and oversight involving federal educational policy and programs affecting California.
Fiscal Management Advisory
Regarding pupil fees, deposits and other charges.
Government Affairs
Information regarding state and federal legislation as it affects public education in California.
Legislative Reports
Reports required by California state law to be submitted to the Legislature and posted on the CDE Web site.
Proposed Rulemaking & Regulations
Notices of proposed actions to adopt, amend, or repeal regulations for the California Department of Education, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the California State Board of Education.
Pupil Promotion & Retention
Current law and information on pupil promotion and retention policies and related supplemental instruction programs.
School District Organization
Information for all parties involved in the school district organization process.
Statutory School Attendance Alternatives
Current laws on intradistrict and interdistrict transfers.
Help for local educational agencies in requesting a waiver from the California State Board of Education; provides flexibility to the California Education Code, Title 5 Regulation, and the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Recently Posted in Laws & Regulations
  • Configuration of School Districts (added 19-Apr-2022)
    Information about circumstances that have created exceptions to the typical configuration of elementary school, high school, or unified school districts.
  • Extended School Year 5 CCR Sections 3043(g) & (i) (added 15-Apr-2022)
    Documents relating to the proposed Extended School Year, Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations (5 CCR), Sections 3043(g) & (i), rulemaking.