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Article 1. California School For The Deaf. Admission Process for the California School for the Deaf (CSD).   

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For purposes of determining whether a deaf applicant meets the criteria for enrollment, the following process shall be followed:

(a) The school district of residence (local education agency [LEA]) shall refer a deaf applicant to CSD by submitting an application packet to CSD.

(b) The completed application packet must be received by CSD within 60 calendar days of the referral. It is the responsibility of the LEA to complete the application packet and to submit it to CSD. Applications not completed within 60 days of the referral shall be returned to the deaf applicant's district of residence (LEA), and shall not be assessed for suitability of placement at CSD.

(c) The application packet shall contain the following information, assessments and reports:

(1) The last three years of Individualized Education Programs (IEP) or Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) if completed;

(2) Audiograms, completed within one year of the date of the application of admission;

(3) The current assessments and/or reports prepared pursuant to Education Code section 56320, et seq. and as required to comply with Education Code section 56381; and

(4) Any additional assessments and/or reports dated within two years of the date of the application of admission which document:

(A) The impact of the deaf applicant's hearing loss;

(B) The deaf applicant's inability to auditorily access the general education curriculum; and

(C) Any other disabilities, conditions, or behaviors that may affect the deaf applicant's ability to access the general education curriculum.

(d) Once a completed application has been received, CSD shall initiate and complete an assessment of suitability for placement at CSD, in accordance with Education code section 56344. It is the sole responsibility of the deaf applicant's district of residence (LEA) to ensure compliance with Education Code section 56321 prior to CSD's commencement of the deaf applicant's assessment for suitability for placement. This assessment plan may include temporary assignment at CSD for purposes of determining eligibility for enrollment in the day or residential program and should include any necessary and appropriate amendments to the IEP to ensure appropriate services during this temporary assignment.

(e) Prior to the completion of the assessment of suitability for placement at CSD, the deaf applicant's IEP team, including the appropriate CSD personnel, shall meet to determine the appropriate placement. The IEP team may not make a determination of placement at CSD without the agreement of CSD personnel.

Authority cited:

Education Code 59020


5 CCR 3030(a)

Education Code 56342(a)

34 CFR 300.555

(Added by Register 2007, No. 33.)