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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 2. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION [33000 - 65001]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
  

DIVISION 4. INSTRUCTION AND SERVICES [46000 - 65001]

  ( Division 4 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
  

PART 30. SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS [56000 - 56865]

  ( Part 30 repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 797, Sec. 9. )
  

CHAPTER 4.4. Early Education for Individuals with Exceptional Needs [56425 - 56432]
  ( Chapter 4.4 added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 1094, Sec. 4. )

  
56426.9.  

(a) Pursuant to Section 1437(a)(8) of Title 20 of the United States Code, a local educational agency shall ensure that each child participating in early childhood special education services pursuant to this chapter, and who will participate in preschool programs pursuant to Chapter 4.45 (commencing with Section 56440), experiences a smooth and effective transition to those preschool programs.

(b) Pursuant to Sections 300.101(b) and 300.323(b) of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, a local educational agency, by the third birthday of a child described in subdivision (a), shall ensure that an individualized education program or an individualized family service plan has been developed and is being implemented for the child consistent with a free appropriate public education for children beginning at three years of age.

(c) In accordance with Section 1437(a)(8) of Title 20 of the United States Code, a local educational agency shall participate in transition planning conferences arranged by the designated lead agency.

(d) Any child who becomes three years of age while participating in early childhood special education services under this chapter may continue until June 30 of the current program year, if the individualized education program team determines that the preschooler is eligible pursuant to Section 56441.11, develops an individualized education program, and determines that the early childhood special education services remain appropriate. No later than June 30 of that year, the individualized education program team shall meet to review the preschooler’s progress and revise the individualized education program accordingly. The individualized education program team meeting shall be conducted by the local educational agency responsible for the provision of preschool special education services. Representatives of the early childhood special education program shall be invited to that meeting. If a child’s third birthday occurs during the summer, the child’s individualized education program team shall determine the date when services under the individualized education program will begin, pursuant to Section 300.101(b) of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 56, Sec. 70. Effective January 1, 2008.)