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Waiver Contact Guide

Department contacts for waiver subject areas.
State Board of Education Waivers
Topic Contact Office

Bonded Indebtedness Limits
Education Code (EC) § 15102 &15106

Juan Mireles,
916-445-2144

School Facility & Transportation Services Division

Career-Vocational Education
Carl Perkins


916-445-2652

Career & College Transition Division

Work Experience


916-445-2652

Career & College Transition Division

Charter Schools

Lisa Constancio,
916-319-0571

Charter Schools Division

Child Nutrition (state meal mandate)

Donna Reedy,
916-323-2247

Nutrition Services Division

Community Day School
EC § 48660, 48916.1(d), 48661(b)

Dan Sackheim,
916-445-5595

Educational Options

Continuation Education

Jacie Ragland,
916-323-2568

Educational Options

County Court and Community Schools

Brian Uslan,
916-323-2562

Educational Options

District Reorganization; Board Elections; Lapsation

Larry Shirey,
916-322-1468

School Fiscal Services Division

Equity Length of Time

Sarah Neville-Morgan,
916-324-0730

Learning & Care Division

Independent Study (regular schools)

Yvonne Evans,
916-323-2562

Educational Options

Instructional Time Penalties

Wendi McCaskill,
916-323-1333

School Fiscal Services Division

Educational Interpreters

Stephanie Papas,
916-319-0209

State Special Schools & Services Division

Legal Issues

Legal Office,
916-319-0860

Executive - Legal Office

9th Grade Class Size Reduction
(Morgan-Hart)

Jerry Winthrop,
916-319-0457

Career & College Transition Division

Petition to purchase Non Adopted Materials with IMFRP funds

David Almquist,
916-319-0444

Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Resources Division

Non-standard school year

Kim Clement, 
916-327-0857

School Fiscal Services Division

Opportunity Program

Dan Sackheim,
916-445-5595

Educational Options

Physical Education - Block Schedules

Linda Wilkinson,
916-323-5798

Professional Learning Support Division

Physical Education - Fitnesss Testing

Mark McLean,
916-319-0356
Assessment Development & Administration Division

Resource Specialist Caseload

Debra Babyak,  
916-319-0626

Special Education Division

School Safety

Nancy Zarenda,  
916-445-8441

Coordinated Student Support & Adult Education Division

Schoolsite Councils

Lana Zhou,  
916-319-0956

Improvement & Accountability Division

Sale or Lease of Real Property
(limited to very specific education codes)

Juan Mireles,
916-445-2144

School Facilities & Transportation Services Division

Transitional Kindergarten

Sarah Neville-Morgan,
916-324-0730

Learning & Care Division

NPS/A (in state)

Tina Tranzor,  
916-322-1645

Special Education Division

NPS/A (out of state)

Tina Tranzor,  
916-322-1645

Special Education Division

State Superintendent Waivers

These waivers do not have to be approved by the State Board, so the process is simpler, and faster. Call the consultant directly about the specific procedures and forms to use.

Topic Contact Office

Agricultural Career Incentive Grant Program

Bob Heuvel, 
916-319-0673

Secondary, Postsecondary & Adult Leadership Division

Alternative Schools and Programs
EC § 58509

Dan Sackheim,
916-445-5595

Educational Options

Community Day School
EC § 48664 (d)

Dan Sackheim,
916-445-5595

Educational Options

Special Education, State Superintendent may waive some EC.

Debra Babyak,  
916-319-0626

Special Education Division

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Questions:   Waiver Office | waiver@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0824
Last Reviewed: Thursday, June 13, 2019
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