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La Canada USD |  BP  4112.23  Personnel

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Resource Specialists

The Governing Board shall employ certificated resource specialists to provide services, where required by law, for students who have exceptional needs, their parents/guardians, and school staff.

The resource specialist program shall be directed by a resource specialist fully qualified in accordance with law.

(cf. 0430 - Comprehensive Local Plan for Special Education)

(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)

(cf. 3541.2 - Transportation for Special Education Students)

(cf. 5144.2 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process (Individuals with Exceptional Needs))

(cf. 6146.4 - Differential Graduation and Competency Standards for Individuals with Exceptional Needs)

(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program (IEP))

(cf. 6159.1 - Procedural Safeguards and Complaints for Special Education)

(cf. 6159.2 - Nonpublic Nonsectarian School and Agency Services for Special Education)

(cf. 6159.3 - Appointment of Surrogate Parent for Special Education Students)

(cf. 6164.4 - Identification of Individuals with Exceptional Needs)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

44250-44279 Credentials, especially:

44256 Credential types, specialist instruction

44258.9 Assignment monitoring

44265-44265.99 Special education credential

44325-44328 District interns

56000-56865 Special education, especially:

56195.8 Adoption of policies

56361 Program options

56362-56362.5 Resource specialist program

56363.3 Average caseload limits; language, speech, and hearing specialists

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

3051.1 Language, speech and hearing development and remediation; appropriate credential

3100 Waivers of maximum caseload for resource specialists

6100-6126 Teacher qualifications, No Child Left Behind Act

80026 Declaration of need for fully qualified educators

80027.1 Special education limited assignment teaching permit

80046-80046.1 Adapted physical education specialist

80046.5 Credential holders authorized to serve students with disabilities

80048-80048.7 Credential requirements and authorizations

80070.1-80070.8 Resource specialist certificate of competence

Legal Reference: (continued)

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1400-1482 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, especially:

1401 Definition of highly qualified special education teacher

6319 Highly qualified teachers

7801 Definitions, highly qualified teacher

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

200.55-200.57 Highly qualified teachers

300.8 Definition of autism

300.18 Highly qualified special education teachers

300.156 Special education personnel requirements

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Handbook on Developing and Implementing Early Childhood Special Education Programs and Services, 2001

COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING CODED CORRESPONDENCE

09-16 Approval of Additions to Title 5 Regulations Pertaining to Added Authorizations in Special Education, July 23, 2009

09-15 Approval of Amendments to Title 5 Regulations Pertaining to General and Special Education Limited Assignment Teaching Permits, July 23, 2009

08-13 Alternative Route to Provide Special Education Services to Students with Autism Ages Three and 4, October 9, 2008

08-10 Alternative Route to Provide Special Education Services to Students with Autism, July 7, 2008

COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING PUBLICATIONS

Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Education Specialist Credential Programs (including University Internship Options) and Clinical Rehabilitative Services Programs, 1996

WEB SITES

California Association of Resource Specialists and Special Education Teachers: http://www.carsplus.org

California Department of Education, Special Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se

California Speech-Language-Hearing Association: http://www.csha.org

Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov

Policy LA CANADA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: January 16, 1996 La Canada Flintridge, California