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Senate Bill 75 Interim Progress Report - Legislative Report

Report to the Legislature and the Department of Finance.
California Department of Education
Report to the Legislature and the Department of Finance
Senate Bill 75: Chapter 51, Statutes of 2019, Interagency Cooperation
Executive Summary

This interim progress report is required by Section 56477 (b) of the California Education Code (EC). Section 50 of Senate Bill (SB) 75 (Chapter 51, Statutes of 2019) added Section 56477 to the EC requiring the California Department of Education (CDE), the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), and the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to jointly convene one or more workgroups that include representatives from local educational agencies (LEAs), appropriate county agencies, regional centers, and legislative staff to provide input and recommendations in the following areas:

  1. Improving transition of three-year-old children with disabilities from regional centers to local educational agencies, to help ensure continuity of services for young children and families.

  2. Improving coordination and expansion of access to available federal funds through the LEA Medi-Cal Billing Option Program, the School-based Administrative Activities Program, and medically necessary federal Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment benefits.

Two separate workgroups were convened to address each area, and two progress reports were developed accordingly. Each interim progress report provides detailed timelines for the implementation of the workgroups, including information on the structure of the workgroups; frequency of meetings; work conducted by each workgroup to date; and initial findings, including information on potential barriers in each area.

The interim report on improving transition of three-year-old children with disabilities provides in-depth takeaways that include, but are not limited to, state monitoring and performance, parent experience, alignment of local practices, local collaboration, challenges to successful transitions, recommended practices, and the impact of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID–19). The interim report on improving coordination and expansion of access to Medi-Cal systems provides takeaways that include, but are not limited to, local, regional, and state level considerations and early potential actions to leverage the assets in the education and health sectors to support the mental, behavioral, and physical health needs of students, families, and communities.

For more information on each respective report, please view the Medi-Cal for Students progress report web page External link opens in new window or tab., and the Part C to B progress report web page External link opens in new window or tab.. If you have any questions regarding this report, please contact the Special Education Division, by phone at 916-445-4613 or by email at specedinfoshare@cde.ca.gov.

Questions: Special Education Division | specedinfoshare@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-4613 
Last Reviewed: Friday, October 16, 2020
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