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North Santa Cruz County SELPA Handbook


The purpose of the Procedural Handbook is to serve as a guideline for required, as well as best practices within the realm of special education. With the exception of language mandated by federal and state laws and regulations, the contents of the handbook are procedural suggestions intended to assist districts in meeting the requirements of the law. It provides district personnel clear and systematic procedures regarding studentsí rights and responsibilities, in accordance with federal state laws and regulations.

The handbook is a flexible document that will be updated to stay current and may be adapted by districts to meet their specific needs.

NSCC SELPA Procedural Handbook (Revised Fall 2014)

SELPA Handbook, Table of Contents

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 1, Identification, Referral and Assessment

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 2, Early Childhood Education

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 3, Identification and Assessment of English Language Learners

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 4, Parental Rights and Procedural Safeguards

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 5, Confidentiality of Pupil Records

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 6, Special Education Eligibility Criteria and IEP Planning Guidelines

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 7, Individualized Education Programs (IEP) and Special Education Programs and Related Services

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 8, Secondary Transition

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 9, Suspension and Expulsion

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 10, Referral Procedures for Santa Cruz County Office of Education Special Education Programs

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 11, Non-Public School Placement

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 12, Surrogate Parents

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 13, Low Incidence Purchasing

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 14, Resources - Index

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 14.1, Assistive Technology

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 14.2, AB 167 and AB 490 (Foster Youth) Guidelines

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 14.3, McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 14.4, Complaint and Dispute Overviews

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 14.5, Formal Due Process Resolution

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 14.6, Grades, Report Cards and Transcripts for Students with Disabilities

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 14.7, Promotion and Retention of Students with Disabilities

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 14.8, Special Education Algebra Waiver Documentation

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 14.8A, Algebra 1 Graduation Requirements Waiver Request Form

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 14.9, CASEMIS - California Special Education Management Information System

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 14.10, Desired Results Developmental (DRDP) Access

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 14.11, California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Resources

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 14.12, Medically Necessary OT/PT vs. Educationally Necessary OT/PT

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 14.13, Acronyms

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 15, Index

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 15.1, Charter Schools

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 15.2, Independent Educational Evaluation

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 15.3, Federal Maintenance of Effort Required

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 15.4, Parentally-Placed Private School Students with Disabilities

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 15.5, Program Transfer

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 15.6, Special Circumstance Instructional Assistance (SCIA)

SELPA Handbook, Chapter 15.7, Positive Behavioral Interventions

For more information please contact the SELPA office at 831-466-5700.


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