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Chapter 3. Handicapped Children. Subchapter 1. Special Education. Article 1. General Provisions. Scope.   

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(a) This chapter applies to those special education programs which are administered under a local plan as defined in Section 56027 and Part 30 of the Education Code. Provisions of this chapter shall be construed as supplemental to, and in the context of, Federal laws and regulations relating to individuals with exceptional needs in effect on January 1, 1981, and state laws and regulations relating to individuals with exceptional needs. The intent of this chapter is to assure conformity with the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, Public Law 94-142 (20 USC 1401, et seq.) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Public Law 93-112 (29 USC 794), and their implementing regulations including Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations, Sections 300.1 et seq.; Sections 104.1 et seq.; and Sections 76.1 et seq.

(b) A school district, special education local plan area, or county office shall use federal, state, local, and private sources of support which are available to provide services as specified in an individualized education program.

(c) Nothing in this chapter relieves any other agency from an otherwise valid obligation to provide or pay for services for individuals with exceptional needs. Clarification and specificity of responsibilities shall be included in but not limited to interagency agreements.

Authority cited:

Education Code 56100(a), (i) and (j)


Education Code 56000-56001

Code of Federal Regulations, Title 34, Section 300.301.

(Amended by Register 88, No. 15.)