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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

Stephanie Farland
916-319-0571

Charter Schools Division

Child Nutrition (state meal mandate)

Jeanine Cook
916-322-2146

Nutrition Services Division

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

Dan Sackheim
916-445-5595

Educational Options Office

Continuation Education

Jacie Ragland
916-323-2568

Educational Options Office

County Court and Community Schools

Yvonne Evans
916-323-2562

Educator Excellence & Equity Division

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

Robin Zane
916-322-7586

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

Professional Learning Support and Monitoring Office
916-323-5847

Educator Excellence & Equity Division

Physical Education - Fitness Testing

Annie Baccay
916-323-6860

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

Heather Bell
916-323-6197

Student Achievement & Support 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

Early Learning & Care Division

NPS/A (in state)

916-323-2409

Special Education Division
Focused Monitoring and Technical Assistance Unit V

NPS/A (out of state)

916-323-2409

Special Education Division
Focused Monitoring and Technical Assistance Unit V

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

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: Tuesday, June 8, 2021