(a) Each county office and district governing board shall have authority over the programs it directly maintains, consistent with the local plan submitted pursuant to Section 56195.1. In counties with more than one special education local plan area for which the county office provides services, relevant provisions of contracts between the county office and its employees governing wages, hours, and working conditions shall supersede like provisions contained in a plan submitted under Section 56195.1.
(b) Any county office or district governing board may provide for the education of individual pupils in special education programs maintained by other districts or counties, and may include within the special education programs pupils who reside in other districts or counties. Section 46600 shall apply to interdistrict attendance agreements for programs conducted pursuant to this part.
(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 854, Sec. 12.)