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Article 2. Local Requirements. Special Education Plan   

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In addition to the provisions required to be included in the local plan pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 56205), each special education local plan area that submits a local plan pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 56195.1 and each county office that submits a local plan pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 56195.1 shall develop written agreements to be entered into by entities participating in the plan. The agreements need not be submitted to the superintendent. These agreements shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(a) A coordinated identification, referral, and placement system pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 56300).

(b) Procedural safeguards pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 56500).

(c) Regionalized services to local programs, including, but not limited to, all of the following:

(1) Program specialist service pursuant to Section 56368.

(2) Personnel development, including training for staff, parents, and members of the community advisory committee pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 56240).

(3) Evaluation pursuant to Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 56600).

(4) Data collection and development of management information systems.

(5) Curriculum development.

(6) Provision for ongoing review of programs conducted, and procedures utilized, under the local plan, and a mechanism for correcting any identified problem.

(d) A description of the process for coordinating services with other local public agencies that are funded to serve individuals with exceptional needs.

(e) A description of the process for coordinating and providing services to individuals with exceptional needs placed in public hospitals, proprietary hospitals, and other residential medical facilities pursuant to Article 5.5 (commencing with Section 56167) of Chapter 2.

(f) A description of the process for coordinating and providing services to individuals with exceptional needs placed in licensed children's institutions and foster family homes pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 56155) of Chapter 2.

(g) A description of the process for coordinating and providing services to individuals with exceptional needs placed in juvenile court schools or county community schools pursuant to Section 56150.

(h) A budget for special education and related services that shall be maintained by the special education local plan area and be open to the public covering the entities providing programs or services within the special education local plan area. The budget language shall be presented in a form that is understandable by the general public. For each local educational agency or other entity providing a program or service, the budget, at minimum, shall display the following:

(1) Expenditures by object code and classification for the previous fiscal year and the budget by the same object code classification for the current fiscal year.

(2) The number and type of certificated instructional and support personnel, including the type of class setting to which they are assigned, if appropriate.

(3) The number of instructional aides and other qualified classified personnel.

(4) The number of enrolled individuals with exceptional needs receiving each type of service provided.

(i) For multidistrict special education local plan areas, a description of the policymaking process that shall include a description of the local method used to distribute state and federal funds among the local educational agencies in the special education local plan area. The local method to distribute funds shall be approved according to the policymaking process established consistent with subdivision (f) of Section 56001 and pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 56205.

(j) (1) In accordance with Section 1413 of Title 20 of the United States Code, each single-district special education local plan area established pursuant to Section 56195.1 shall have a written procedure for the ongoing review of programs conducted, and procedures utilized pursuant to Section 56205, under the local plan as defined pursuant to Section 56027 and administered pursuant to Section 56195, and a mechanism for correcting any identified problem pursuant to paragraph (6) of subdivision (c).

(2) Multidistrict special education local plan areas established pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 56195.1 and a district or districts joined with the county office in accordance with subdivision (c) of Section 56195.1 shall have a written agreement entered into by entities participating in the local plan that includes a provision for ongoing review of programs conducted, and procedures utilized, under the local plan, and a mechanism for correcting any identified problem pursuant to paragraph (6) of subdivision (c).

(3) The written procedure referenced in paragraph (1) and the written agreement referenced in paragraph (2) need not be submitted to the superintendent but shall be available upon request by the department.

(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 677, Sec. 45.)

Reference:

1413 of Title 20 of the United States Code

Education Code 56001

Education Code 56027

Education Code 56150

Education Code 56155

Education Code 56167

Education Code 56195

Education Code 56195.1

Education Code 56205

Education Code 56240

Education Code 56300

Education Code 56368

Education Code 56500

Education Code 56600