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Los Angeles COE |  BP  6159  Instruction

Individualized Education Program   

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The County Board provides educational alternatives that afford all students with disabilities full educational opportunities. Students with disabilities shall receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE) and, to the maximum extent possible, shall be educated in the least restrictive environment with nondisabled peers.

(cf. 0430 - Comprehensive Local Plan for Special Education)

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

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

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

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

For each student with disabilities, an individualized education program (IEP) shall be developed which identifies the special education instruction and related services to be provided to the student. The County Superintendent or designee will develop administrative regulations regarding the membership of the IEP team, the team's responsibility to develop and regularly review the IEP, the contents of the IEP, and the development, review, and revision processes.

LACOE shall make FAPE available to individuals with disabilities ages 3-21 who are enrolled in LACOE schools, including: (Education Code 56040; 20 USC 1412; 34 CFR 300.17, 300.101, 300.104)

1. Students who have been suspended or expelled from school

2. Students who are placed by LACOE in a nonpublic, nonsectarian school

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

46392 Emergencies

51225.3 Requirements for high school graduation and diploma

56040.3 Assistive technology

56055 Rights of foster parents pertaining to foster child's education

56136 Guidelines for low incidence disabilities areas

56195.8 Adoption of policies

56321 Development or revision of IEP

56321.5 Notice to include right to electronically record

56340.1-56347 Instructional planning and individualized education program

56350-56354 IEP for visually impaired students

56380 IEP reviews; notice of right to request

56390-56392 Certificate of completion, special education

56500-56509 Procedural safeguards

60640-60649 Standardized Testing and Reporting Program

FAMILY CODE

6500-6502 Age of majority

GOVERNMENT CODE

7572.5 Seriously emotionally disturbed child, expanded IEP team

WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE

300 Children subject to jurisdiction

601 Minors habitually disobedient

602 Minors violating law defined as crime

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

853-853.5 Standardized Testing and Reporting Program, accommodations

3021-3029 Identification, referral and assessment

3040-3043 Instructional planning and the individualized education program

3051-3053 Implementation of the individualized education program

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1232g Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

1400-1482 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

300.1-300.818 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

COURT DECISIONS

Schaffer v. Weast (2005) 125 S. Ct. 528

Shapiro v. Paradise Valley Unified School District, No. 69 (9th Circuit, 2003) 317 F.3d 1072

Sacramento City School District v. Rachel H. (9th Cir. 1994) 14 F.3d 1398

Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Re-1, 137 S. Ct. 988

ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS

85 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 157 (2002)

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Frequently Asked Questions: Promotion, Retention, and Grading (Students with Disabilities)

California Practitioners' Guide for Educating English Learners with Disabilities, July 2019

WEB SITES

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

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

Policy LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION

adopted: October 20, 2020 Downey, California