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  • Size And Scope (Updated 06-Oct-2021)
    Special Education Local Plan Area size and scope standards as adopted by the State Board of Education at the November 17-18, 1983 meeting pursuant to California Education Code Section 56100(c).


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Last Reviewed: Friday, August 25, 2023
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    Resources on individualized education programs (IEPs) to improve instruction, assessment, and accountability for students with disabilities.
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    Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.