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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

Joshua Speaks
SDO@cde.ca.gov
916-323-3923

School Facilities & Transportation Services Division

Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V)

Rose Robertson
RRobertson@cde.ca.gov

Career & College Transition Division

Work Experience

Erle Hall
EHall@cde.ca.gov

Career & College Transition Division

Charter Schools

Makenna Huey
Charters@cde.ca.gov
916-322-6029

Charter Schools Division

Child Nutrition (State Meal Mandate)

Tara Masse
916-323-7177

Nutrition Services Division

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

Dan Sackheim
916-445-5595

Educational Options Office

Continuation Education, County Court and Community Schools

Dan Sackheim
916-445-5595

Educational Options Office

District Reorganization; Board Elections; Lapsation

School District Organization Office
SDO@cde.ca.gov

School Facilities & Transportation Services Division

Independent Study (regular schools)

Elvia González
IndependentStudy@cde.ca.gov

Educational Options Office

Instructional Time Penalties

Ruthann Munsterman
PASE@cde.ca.gov
916-323-1333

School Fiscal Services Division

Educational Interpreters

Nancy Hlibok Amann
NHlibokAmann@cde.ca.gov

State Special Schools & Services Division

Legal Issues

Legal Office
916-319-0860

Executive - Legal Office

Petition to purchase Non Adopted Materials with Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program (IMFRP) funds

David Almquist
916-319-0444

Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Resources Division

Physical Education - Block Schedules

Professional Learning Support and Monitoring Office
PLSMO@cde.ca.gov
916-323-5847

Educator Excellence & Equity Division

Physical Education - Fitness Testing

Stephanie Ireland
916-327-5866

Assessment Development & Administration Division

Resource Specialist Caseload

Statewide Policy and Implementation
SPI@cde.ca.gov
916-445-0081

Special Education Division

Schoolsite Councils

Jessica Costa
LCFF@cde.ca.gov
916-319-0307

Student Achievement & Support Division

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

Joshua Speaks
SDO@cde.ca.gov
916-323-3923

School Facilities & Transportation Services Division

Non Public School (NPS) or Agency (NPA)
(in state and out of state)

Statewide Policy and Implementation
SPI@cde.ca.gov
916-445-0081

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

Charles Parker
916-319-0673

Secondary, Postsecondary & Adult Leadership Division

Alternative Schools and Programs
EC § 58509

Dan Sackheim
916-445-5595

Educational Options Office

Community Day School
EC § 48664 (d)

Dan Sackheim
916-445-5595

Educational Options Office

Form J-13A
Request for Allowance of Attendance Due to Emergency Conditions
attendanceaccounting@cde.ca.gov
916-324-4541
Principal Apportionment Section

Special Education, State Superintendent may waive some EC.

916-445-4602

Special Education Division


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Questions: Waiver Office | waiver@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0824 
Last Reviewed: Thursday, January 26, 2023
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