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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 2. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION [33000 - 64100]

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

DIVISION 4. INSTRUCTION AND SERVICES [46000 - 64100]

  ( 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  ( Part 30 repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 797, Sec. 9.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 2. Administration [56100 - 56194]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 797, Sec. 9. )

ARTICLE 2. Superintendent of Public Instruction [56120 - 56138]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 797, Sec. 9. )

56120.
  

The superintendent shall administer the provisions of this part.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 797, Sec. 9. Effective July 28, 1980.)

56121.
  

The superintendent shall grant approval of the organization of the local plans within each county.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 797, Sec. 9. Effective July 28, 1980.)

56122.
  

The superintendent shall establish guidelines for the development of local plans, including a standard format for local plans, and provide assistance in the development of local plans. The purposes of such guidelines and assistance shall be to help districts and county offices benefit from the experience of other local agencies that implement programs under this part, including, but not limited to, reducing paperwork, increasing parental involvement, and providing effective staff development activities. To the extent possible, all forms, reports, and evaluations shall be designed to satisfy simultaneously state and federal requirements.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 797, Sec. 9. Effective July 28, 1980.)

56123.
  

The superintendent shall review and recommend to the board for approval, local plans developed and submitted in accordance with this part.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 797, Sec. 9. Effective July 28, 1980.)

56124.
  

The superintendent shall promote innovation and improvement in the field of special education at the public and nonpublic, nonsectarian school, district, county, and state levels.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 797, Sec. 9. Effective July 28, 1980.)

56125.
  

(a) The Superintendent shall monitor, provide technical assistance, and enforce the provisions of this part pursuant to Section 56600.6.

(b) The Superintendent shall monitor the implementation of local plans by periodically conducting onsite program and fiscal reviews, in accordance with Sections 300.114 to 300.120, inclusive, of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 56, Sec. 18. Effective January 1, 2008.)

56126.
  

The superintendent shall encourage the maximum practicable involvement of parents of children enrolled in special education programs.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 797, Sec. 9. Effective July 28, 1980.)

56127.
  

The superintendent shall make recommendations in the areas of staff development, curriculum, testing and multicultural assessment, and the development of materials for special education programs.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 797, Sec. 9. Effective July 28, 1980.)

56128.
  

The superintendent shall prepare for board approval, as necessary, any state plan required by federal law in order that this state may qualify for any federal funds available for the education of individuals with exceptional needs.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 797, Sec. 9. Effective July 28, 1980.)

56129.
  

The Superintendent shall maintain the state special schools and diagnostic centers in accordance with Part 32 (commencing with Section 59000) so that the services of those schools and centers are coordinated with the services of the local educational agency.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 56, Sec. 19. Effective January 1, 2008.)

56130.
  

The superintendent shall develop in accordance with Section 56602, a biennial performance report of special education programs authorized under this part for submission to the board.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1168, Sec. 49. Effective September 30, 2002.)

56131.
  

The superintendent shall apportion funds in accordance with Chapter 7.2 (commencing with Section 56836) and approved local plans.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 89, Sec. 18. Effective June 30, 1998. Operative July 1, 1998, by Sec. 62 of Ch. 89.)

56132.
  

The superintendent shall assist districts, county offices, and special education local plan areas in the improvement and evaluation of their programs.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 89, Sec. 19. Effective June 30, 1998. Operative July 1, 1998, by Sec. 62 of Ch. 89.)

56133.
  

The superintendent shall provide for the mediation conference prescribed by Sections 56502 and 56503 and the state hearing prescribed by Section 56505.

(Amended by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1353, Sec. 38. Effective September 30, 1980.)

56134.
  

The superintendent shall perform the duties prescribed by Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 56452).

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1296, Sec. 13.7. Effective October 11, 1993.)

56135.
  

(a) The superintendent shall be responsible for assuring provision of, and supervising, education and related services to individuals with exceptional needs as specifically required pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.).

(b) Nothing in this part shall be construed to authorize the superintendent to prescribe health care services.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1296, Sec. 14. Effective October 11, 1993.)

56136.
  

The superintendent shall develop guidelines for each low incidence disability area and provide technical assistance to parents, teachers, and administrators regarding the implementation of the guidelines. The guidelines shall clarify the identification, assessment, planning of, and the provision of, specialized services to pupils with low incidence disabilities. The superintendent shall consider the guidelines when monitoring programs serving pupils with low incidence disabilities pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 56836.04. The adopted guidelines shall be promulgated for the purpose of establishing recommended guidelines and shall not operate to impose minimum state requirements.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 89, Sec. 20. Effective June 30, 1998. Operative July 1, 1998, by Sec. 62 of Ch. 89.)

56138.
  

The Superintendent shall develop, and the board shall adopt, performance goals and indicators for individuals with exceptional needs that are consistent with, to the maximum extent appropriate, the standards for all pupils in the public education system, in accordance with the provisions of Section 1412(a)(15) of Title 20 of the United States Code and Section 300.157 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 56, Sec. 20. Effective January 1, 2008.)

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