La Canada USD | BP 0430 Philosophy, Goals, Objectives and Comprehensive Plans
Comprehensive Local Plan For Special Education
The Governing Board desires to provide a free and appropriate public education to all individuals with disabilities, aged 3 to 21 years, who reside in the district, including children who have been suspended or expelled or placed by the district in a nonpublic school or agency services.
The district shall provide special education instruction and services for individuals with exceptional needs in accordance with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
(cf. 6164.4 - Identification of Individuals for Special Education)
In order to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities and employ staff with adequate expertise for this purpose, the district participates as a member of the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA).
The Superintendent or designee shall extend the district's full cooperation to the SELPA. The policies and procedures of the SELPA shall be applied as policies and regulations of this district, with the exception of those that apply to complaints, unless the local plan specifically authorizes the district to operate under its own policies and regulations.
(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)
In accordance with selection procedures described in the SELPA plan, the Board shall appoint district representatives to the SELPA's community advisory committee. This committee shall make suggestions for the development, amendment and review of the local plan, recommend annual priorities, promote parent/guardian and community involvement, assist in parent/guardian education, and support activities on behalf of individuals with exceptional needs. (Education Code 56190-56194)
(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)
(cf. 3541.2 - Transportation for Students with Disabilities)
(cf. 4112.23 - Special Education Staff)
(cf. 5144.2 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process (Students with Disabilities))
(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. 6159.4 - Behavioral Interventions for Special Education Students)
56055 Foster parents
56213 Special education local plan areas with small or sparse populations
56440-56449 Programs for individuals between the ages of three and five years
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29
794 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34
CDE, Special Education Division: http://www.cde.ca.gov/spbranch/sed
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/OSEP
Policy LA CANADA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: October 24, 2003 La Canada Flintridge, California