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Comprehensive Local Plan For Special Education   

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The County Board recognizes its obligation to provide a free appropriate public education to all individuals with disabilities enrolled in LACOE schools, including children who have been suspended or expelled by their district.

(cf. 3541.2 - Transportation for Students with Disabilities)

(cf. 4112.23 - Special Education Staff)

(cf. 5144.2 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process (Students with Disabilities))

(cf. 6146.4 - Differential Graduation and Competency Standards for Students with Disabilities)

(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program)

(cf. 6159.1 - Procedural Safeguards and Complaints for Special Education)

(cf. 6159.2 - Nonpublic, Nonsectarian School and Agency Services for Special Education)

(cf. 6159.3 - Appointment of Surrogate Parent for Special Education Students)

(cf. 6159.4 - Behavioral Interventions for Special Education Students)

(cf. 6164.4 - Identification and Evaluation of Individuals for Special Education)

(cf. 6164.6 - Identification and Education Under Section 504)

Single-District SELPA

In order to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities LACOE shall serve as a Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) pursuant to Education Code 56195.1.

The County Superintendent or designee shall develop a local plan for the education of individuals with disabilities served by the Division of Student Programs. The plan shall be approved by the County Board and submitted to the Superintendent of Public Instruction. (Education Code 56195.1, 56195.3)

(cf. 0400 - Comprehensive Plans)

The local plan shall be reviewed at least once every three years and updated as needed to ensure the information contained in the plan remains relevant and accurate. The local plan shall be updated cooperatively by a committee of representatives of special and regular education teachers and administrators selected by the groups they represent and with participation by parent/guardian members of the community advisory committee, or parents/guardians selected by the community advisory committee, to ensure adequate and effective participation and communication. (Education Code 56195.9)

Special education programs and services shall be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The results of such evaluations shall be used to identify and correct any program deficiencies.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

56000-56001 Education for individuals with exceptional needs

56020-56035 Definitions

56040-56046 General provisions

56048-56050 Surrogate parents

56055 Foster parents

56060-56063 Substitute teachers

56170-56177 Children enrolled in private schools

56190-56194 Community advisory committees

56195-56195.10 Local plans

56205-56208 Local plan requirements

56213 Special education local plan areas with small or sparse populations

56240-56245 Staff development

56300-56385 Identification and referral, assessment, instructional planning

56440-56447.1 Programs for individuals between the ages of three and five years

56500-56508 Procedural safeguards, including due process rights

56520-56524 Behavioral interventions

56600-56606 Evaluation, audits and information

56836-56836.05 Administration of local plan

GOVERNMENT CODE

7579.5 Surrogate parent, appointment, qualifications, liability

95000-95029 California Early Intervention Services Act

WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE

361 Limitations on parental control

726 Limitations on parental control

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

3000-3089 Regulations governing special education

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1400-1482 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29

794 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

12101-12213 Americans with Disabilities Act

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

99.10-99.22 Inspection, review and procedures for amending education records

104.1-104.39 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

300.1-300.818 Assistance to states for the education of children with disabilities, including:

300.500-300.520 Due process procedures for parents and children

303.1-303.654 Early intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

California Department of Education, Special Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep

Policy LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION

adopted: June 16, 2020 Downey, California