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Executive Summary of 2016 Annual Waiver Activity

2016 Annual Waiver Activity by the State Board of Education.

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Report to the Governor, the Legislature, and the State Board of Education
2016 Annual Report of Waiver Activity

Executive Summary

California Education Code (EC) Section 33053 requires the California Department of Education (CDE) to submit an Annual Report of Waiver Activity to the Governor, the Legislature, and the State Board of Education (SBE) and make the report available to local agencies.

A waiver is an alternative to a legal requirement or prohibition for which no other remedy is apparent. General waivers are authorized by EC sections 33050–33053 and permit the SBE to waive most EC sections or California Code of Regulations, Title 5. Specific waivers and petitions are authorized as part of a statute for some or all particular sections of the EC. The SBE also has some authority to grant federal waivers of parts of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

The report shows the total number of waiver requests received from January 1, 2016, until December 31, 2016. The report also describes the types of waivers received, the dispositions of those waivers, and brief descriptions of the major type of waiver requests received.

In 2016, a total of 288 waivers were processed, of which 256 were approved, 5 were denied, and 20 were withdrawn. No formal action was taken on a total of 8 waivers.

You will find this report on the CDE Waiver Reports Web page If you need a copy of this report, please contact the Waiver Office by phone at 916-319-0824 or by e-mail at

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Last Reviewed: Friday, June 09, 2023
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