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Special education; nonpublic, nonsectarian providers   

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In addition to the certification requirements set forth in Sections 56366 and 56366.1, a nonpublic, nonsectarian school that provides special education and related services to an individual with exceptional needs shall certify in writing to the Superintendent that it meets all of the following requirements:

(a) It will not accept a pupil with exceptional needs if it cannot provide or ensure the provision of the services outlined in the pupil's individualized education program.

(b) Pupils have access to the following educational materials, services, and programs that are consistent with each pupil's individualized education program:

(1) (A) For kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, state-adopted, standards-based, core curriculum and instructional materials, including technology-based materials as defined in Section 60010.

(B) For grades 9 to 12, inclusive, standards-based, core curriculum and instructional materials, including technology-based materials as defined in Section 60010, used by any local educational agency that contracts with the nonpublic, nonsectarian school.

(2) College preparation courses.

(3) Extracurricular activities, such as art, sports, music, and academic clubs.

(4) Career preparation and vocational training, consistent with transition plans pursuant to state and federal law.

(5) Supplemental assistance, including individual academic tutoring, psychological counseling, and career and college counseling.

(c) The teachers and staff provide academic instruction and support services to pupils with the goal of integrating pupils into the least restrictive environment pursuant to federal law.

(d) The school has and abides by a written policy for pupil discipline which is consistent with state and federal law and regulations.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 146, Sec. 1.)

Reference:

Education Code 56366

Education Code 56366.1

Education Code 60010