DISTRICT BULLETINS, REFERENCE GUIDES, AND OTHER DISTRICT RESOURCES
Publications from the Division of Special Education
The purpose of this Reference Guide is to inform school administrators of the due date and procedures for identifying specific clerical staff assigned to support special education and Section 504 tasks as clarified below. The identification of this clerical staff does not release certificated staff from their responsibilities related to all aspects of special education and Section 504 compliance in their roles as administrators and teachers.
The purpose of this Memorandum is to provide a description of the Special Education Leadership Academy (SPELA) 2019-2020 and to provide enrollment procedures for qualified participants.
The purpose of this Bulletin is to provide schools with a Special Education Paraprofessional Attendance Policy document.
MEM-072901.0: 2019-20 Allocation for Support of Special Educaiton Programs (Program 12817), June 10, 2019
The purpose of this memorandum is to inform District-operated schools and early childhood education centers of the procedures and school administrators’ responsibilities for the 2019-20 school year program 12817 funds allocated to support special education compliance.
MEM-071900.0: Certificated Application for 2019-2020 Early Childhood After School Programs Serving Preschool Students with Disabilities, May 7, 2019
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide application procedures for teachers and speech and language pathologists who want to work in the Early Childhood After School Programs serving preschool students with disabilities during the 2019-2020 school year.
MEM-071901.0: Classified Application for 2019-2020 Early Childhood After School Programs Serving Preschool Students with Disabilities, May 7, 2019
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide application procedures for special education paraprofessionals who want to work in the Early Childhood After School Programs serving preschool students with disabilities during the 2019-2020 school year.
MEM-066301.0: Autism Awareness Month, February 25, 2019
This memorandum provides information about World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, 2019, and Autism Awareness Month, which will be held the month of April 2019.
MEM-066300.0: Special Education Administrators of County Offices (SEACO) Content Standards Guide, March 1, 2019
The purpose of this memorandum is to inform school sites of the distribution of the SEACO Content Standards Guide to teachers of students on the alternate curriculum. Each classroom teacher of students on the alternate curriculum will receive one SEACO Content Standards Guide on a USB flash drive via school mail.
BUL-5616.2: Additional Time and Overtime Policy-Classified Staff Working with Students with Disabilities, July 6, 2015
This Bulletin is an expansion of and a supplement to Bulletin No. DB-31 (Rev.), dated October 31, 2001. This bulletin outlines the required process for approval of additional time and overtime for classified staff working with students with disabilities.
BUL-4438.0: Liability for Special Education Staff Supporting Community Based Instruction (CBI) Activities, January 12, 2009
It is the District’s policy that students with disabilities, age 16 and older, participating in Community Based Instruction (CBI) activities will do so in groups of no more than four students to one adult. Employees that are responsible for supervising students off campus must adhere to all District guidelines covered under the District’s liability procedures.
REF-059713.0: Special Education Electronic Policies and Procedures Manual (e-PPM), October 16, 2018
The purpose of this reference guide is to inform personnel of the need to discard all hard copies of the Special Education Policies and Procedures Manual (2007) and remind staff how to access the Electronic Special Education Policies and Procedures Manual (e-PPM).
REF-6889.1: Mandatory Annual Online Training Modules for Special Education Paraproprofessionals, October 8, 2018
The purpose of this Reference Guide is to provide information and procedures to complete the Online Training Modules for Special Education Paraprofessionals series of mandatory training modules annually. Completion of these training modules will provide paraprofessionals with a clear understanding of their professional duties and role in supporting students with disabilities.
REF-6378.0: Online Behavior Intervention Implementation (BII) Tracking Course Available in the Learning Zone, September 15, 2014
The purpose of this Reference Guide is to provide information and procedures for registering and taking the Online Behavior Intervention Implementation (BII) Tracking Course.
REF-6325.0: Annual Reporting of SESAC Data and Program Support Assignments Using the Welligent Integrated System for District-operated and Charter-operated Schools, July 14, 2014
The purpose of this Reference Guide is to notify all District-operated and Charter-operated school administrators of the requirement, and procedures, to capture Special Education Student Assignment Coordination (SESAC) data and program support assignments within the Welligent Integrated System beginning July 1, 2014.
REF-5851.1: Procedures for Time Reporting Special Education Teachers and Paraprofessionals, February 20, 2017
The purpose of this Reference Guide is to provide District-operated schools with the current procedures for time reporting special education teachers, special education assistants/trainees (SEAs/SETs), health care assistants (HCAs), other program support, paraprofessionals, and substitute employees.
REF-6770.2: Procedures for Monitoring First Aid and CPR Certification for Special Education Paraprofessionals, December 29, 2016
The purpose of this Reference Guide is to provide schools with the procedures for monitoring the required First Aid and CPR certifications for Special Education Trainees (SET), Special Education Assistants (SEA), Personal Needs Attendants (PNA), Instructional Aides for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (IA), and Health Care Assistants (HCA). Per LAUSD Personnel Commission’s Class Descriptions, the aforementioned classifications must maintain a valid First Aid and CPR certification through their employment.
REF-5750.1: Required Procedures for School Site Administrators to Verify Support Provided to Substitute Teachers in Alternate Curriculum Special Day Program Classes, July 4,2016
The purpose of this Reference Guide is to inform school site administrators about required procedures and timelines they need to follow regarding the provision of support to substitute teachers serving in alternate curriculum special day program (SDP) classes to ensure that all Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), in their entirety, are appropriately implemented. In particular, this support includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that appropriate instructional materials are available and in use in all special day programs using the alternate curriculum. In order to maintain the compliance issues identified by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) – Docket Number 09-11-1025, The Division of Special Education will require the procedures within this Reference Guide to be implemented.
REF-6603.0: Notification of Existing Special Education Online Professional Development for the 2015-2016 School Year, October 26, 2015
The purpose of this Reference Guide is to provide information about existing professional development available to school administrators and IEP team members and to additionally provide enrollment and viewing procedures for qualified participants.
The purpose of this reference guide is to provide information to secondary schools about class coverage procedures for adapted physical education (APE) teacher absences.
REF-6405.0: Selection, Assignment, and Role of the Supervising Special Education Assistant at School Sites and Support Locations, October 27, 2014
The purpose of this Reference Guide is to update and review the processes for selection and assignment of Supervising Special Education Assistants. The role of the Supervising Special Education Assistant at school sites is also reviewed.
REF-4708.2: Responsibilities of School Site Administrators and the Itinerant Staff Assigned to Schools, March 6, 2014
The purpose of this Reference Guide is to establish guidelines and define responsibilities for school site administrators and itinerant staff assigned to school sites.
REF-4311.2: School Assignment Policy for Speech and Language (LAS) Services, March 29, 2010
The purpose of this Reference Guide is to provide information to Local District Superintendents and Directors, Support Unit Administrators, and School Site Administrators regarding the allocation of Speech and Language (LAS) Service Providers to schools.
REF-2371.0: Procedures for Requesting Additional Special Education Assessment Support, February 13, 2006
The purpose of this Reference Guide is to provide procedures for school site administrators to follow when requesting additional support for the timely completion of special education assessments.
MEM-058502.0: Special Education Performance Indicators and Outcomes, September 24, 2018
The purpose of this Memorandum is to announce the requirement for all Principals, Assistant Principals, and Assistant Principal Elementary Instructional Specialists to complete the District’s online training, Special Education Performance Indicators and Outcomes regarding Special Education substantial compliance and performance indicators, along with the updated requirements for Modified Consent Decree (MCD) Outcome 13 – Delivery of Services.
Publications from Other Divisions and Offices
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