EDUCATION CODE – PART 30 Legislation (l980, IDEIA + bills)
CALIFORNIA CODE – TITLE 5 Regulations (1981 + amendments)
CALIFORNIA SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS: A COMPOSITVE OF LAWS
Directions: For each question, use the Table of Contents and the Index (Section M) at the back of the Composite of Laws to locate relevant sections and pages of legislation (Ed Code 30) and regulations (Title 5) that offers answers to the questions posed. You will want to formulate and search for some key terms and concepts (e.g. continuum of services, FAPE) that relate to the question and then search for them in the Table of Contents and Index. If nothing seems to emerge, thumb through each of the two sections of the Composite for language that addresses the question. Identify the relevant sections and page numbers for each question and also answer in narrative any questions that ask for your suggestions, opinion, advice, or decisions based on the legislation and regulations. Word process your responses on a separate document, perhaps creating for each question a table such as modeled above along with a narrative for questions that require a narrative response. Be prepared to share this with classmates in class and to teach the content to those who did not study your sections of the Scenario assignment.
Sample Items A & B:
A. A potential new resident of the district requests assurance that the district schools will provide an appropriate special education program and related services to his middle school child who has some identified disabilities.
What in the laws and regulations helps the district provide such assurances? Where did you find the information? Which sections? Which page(s)?
B. A district psychologist completes an evaluation on a child and decides the student should be eligible for and receive special education services because of serious emotional disturbance. He asks the child’s team members individually to sign off on the statement of eligibility on the evaluation team report.
Is this the correct procedure? Why or why not? Where did you find the information? Which sections? Which page(s)?
1. There is a question as to whether a surrogate parent should be at an IEP meeting.
Under what conditions is a school required to have a surrogate parent at a meeting? Where did you find the information? Which sections? Which page(s)?