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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 32. STATE SPECIAL SCHOOLS AND CENTERS [59000 - 59300]

  ( Heading of Part 32 amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 759, Sec. 48. )

CHAPTER 2. California School for the Blind [59100 - 59144]

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

ARTICLE 4. Services and Courses [59140 - 59144]
  ( Article 4 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

59140.
  

The Department of Education, in connection with the California School for the Blind, shall establish and maintain a kindergarten service for the care and teaching of children under school age. The department shall prescribe the rules and regulations which shall govern the conduct of the kindergarten service, appoint such teachers as it determines necessary, and fix their salaries.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

59141.
  

The Department of Education shall create the position of visiting teacher to blind children of preschool age. With the consent of the parents of any blind child of preschool age it shall be the duties of such visiting teacher to assist and instruct the parents in the early care and training of said child, to train the child in play, and to do everything which will assure the child’s physical, mental and social adjustment to its environment. The Department of Education shall maintain a sufficient number of visiting teachers to adequately serve the needs of parents of preschool blind children in accordance with the known number of such children. In any event the caseload of each visiting teacher shall not exceed a number of clients that can be adequately and fully served.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

59142.
  

The Department of Education, in addition to the teaching and education of the blind of suitable age, shall adopt measures and prescribe rules for the giving of vocational training to the pupils at the school, in order that they may be equipped upon their graduation to engage in occupations or industries by which they may become self-supporting. The board shall determine the nature and scope of the vocational training, with the view of best adapting the blind to follow useful and productive pursuits, after the completion of their education.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

59143.
  

The Superintendent of Public Instruction may authorize the California School for the Blind to establish and maintain, either independently or in cooperation with the University of California or the Trustees of the California State University, teacher training courses for teachers of the blind. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall establish standards for the admission of persons to the courses, and for the content of the courses.

The California School for the Blind may enter into one or more agreements with the Trustees of the California State University, the University of California, or any other university or college accredited by the State Board of Education as a teacher training educational institution, to provide practice teaching required for issuance of the credentials authorizing the holder to teach visually impaired, blind, or deaf-blind individuals, or provide orientation and mobility instruction. The agreement or agreements may provide for a reasonable payment, for services rendered, to teachers of the California School for the Blind who have practice teachers under their direction.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1296, Sec. 33. Effective October 11, 1993.)

59144.
  

The Superintendent of Public Instruction, in conjunction with the California School for the Blind, shall provide assessment and instructional planning services for individuals who are referred for those services pursuant to Section 56326.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 759, Sec. 58. Effective September 21, 1992.)

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