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Chapter 9. Joint Funding for Education of Handicapped Children Act of 1980   

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(a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that numerous federal and state programs make funds available for the provision of education and related services to individuals with exceptional needs. The Legislature further finds and declares that the state has not maximized the use of available federal funds for provision of such services to these children. The Legislature further recognizes the need to simplify procedures for securing all available funds for services to individuals with exceptional needs and for utilizing federal financial resources to the greatest possible extent.

(b) It is the intent of the Legislature to provide local educational agencies with maximum flexibility to secure and utilize all available state and federal funds so as to enable such agencies to meet the needs of individuals with exceptional needs more effectively and efficiently. Furthermore, it is the intent of the Legislature to provide maximum federal funding to local educational agencies for the provision of education and related services to individuals with exceptional needs.

(Amended by Stats. 1981, Ch. 1044, Sec. 27.)