(a) An "applicant" includes "blind or visually impaired applicant," and "deaf-blind applicant" and is a pupil between the age of 3 through 21 whose primary disability is a severe sensory loss which limits their ability to access the general education curriculum and who seeks admission into California School for the Blind's (CSB) educational program.
(b) "Assessment of suitability for placement" is the period of evaluation and review for purposes of determining whether the CSB is the appropriate placement for an applicant.
(c) "Enrollment" is the registration of the applicant into CSB's educational program.
(d) "Severe sensory loss" is a loss of vision, or vision and hearing combined, that severely affects the pupil's ability to access the general education or alternative curriculum and causes difficulty to such an extent that it adversely affects his/her educational performance requiring the services of personnel trained to work with blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind children.
(e) "Temporary assignment" is an applicant's presence at the School for purposes of completing an assessment of suitability for placement at the school. Temporary assignment shall not exceed the time limits set forth in Education Code section 56344(a), and does not guarantee admission. For purposes of stay put, the temporary assignment shall not constitute the last agreed upon placement.
Education Code 59020
5 CCR 3030(a)
Education Code 56342(a)
34 CFR 300.555
(Added by Register 2007, No. 33.)