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Laws, Regulations, & Policies

Federal and state legislation, laws, regulations, policies, legal advisories, and guidance.

State

Laws
  • California Special Education Reference (CASER) External link opens in new window or tab. (Posted 22-Jan-2015)
    A word-searchable database of special education-related state and federal statutes and regulations, federal guidance documents, and editions of the Federal Register.
Policy
  • Size And Scope (Updated 30-May-2008)
    Of Special Education Local Plan Areas as approved by the State Board of Education at the November 17-18, 1983 meeting.
Guidance
Legislative Report
  • Ravenswood Budget Report (Posted 26-Jun-2017)
    Report to the Legislature, Department of Finance, and the Legislative Analyst’s Office.

Federal

Laws
  • Reauthorization of the IDEA 2004 (Updated 16-Jun-2011)
    Links to important references and resources on the Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Regulations
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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Recently Posted in Special Education
  • California Dyslexia Guidelines (PDF) (updated 14-Sep-2017)
    Assembly Bill (AB) 1369 requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop program guidelines for dyslexia. The guidelines will be used to assist educators and parents to identify, assess, and support pupils with dyslexia.
  • FMTA Contact Information (updated 10-Aug-2017)
    Focused Monitoring and Technical Assistance (FMTA) contact information for county assigned consultant(s).
  • ACSE Meeting Webcasts (updated 01-Aug-2017)
    Live and recent webcasts of the California Advisory Commission for Special Education (ACSE) meetings.