Comprehensive Local Plan for Special Education



The Governing Board desires to provide a high-quality education for all students, including those with special needs. The Board recognizes that all individuals with special needs have the right to receive a free and appropriate public education.

The District shall provide special education instruction and services for individuals with exceptional needs in accordance with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Modifications and/or special services and aids shall also be provided as needed for students who are eligible for services under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and related federal regulations.

In order to meet the needs of individuals with special needs and employ staff with adequate expertise for this purpose, the District participates as a member of the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA).

The Superintendent or designee shall extend the District's full cooperation to the SELPA. The policies and procedures of the SELPA shall be applied as policies and regulations of this District, with the exception of those that apply to complaints, unless the local plan specifically authorizes the District to operate under its own policies and regulations.

In accordance with selection procedures described in the SELPA plan, the Board shall appoint District representatives to the SELPA's community advisory committee. This committee shall make suggestions for the development, amendment and review of the local plan, recommend annual priorities, promote parent/guardian and community involvement, assist in parent/guardian education, and support activities on behalf of individuals with exceptional needs. (Education Code 56190-56194)

Legal Reference:

Education Code
56000-56885 Special Education Programs

Government Code
95000-95030 California Early Intervention Services Act

Code of Regulations, Title 5
3000-3082 Regulations governing special education
United States Code, Title 20
1400-1485 Individuals with Disabilities Act
United States Code, Title 29
794 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504
United States Code, Title 42
12101-12213 Americans with Disabilities Education 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
300.500-300.514 Due process procedures for parents and children
303/1-303.654 Early intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities

First Reading: 10/11/00

Governing Board Adoption: 11/8/00

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