• Policies and Laws


    Parent Rights/Procedural Safeguards
    The Notice of Procedural Safeguards: Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilities explains the specific rights and responsibilities of the parent in the special education process. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004 (IDEA 2004) requires school districts to give parents the Procedural Safeguards only one time a year, except upon: initial referral or on request for evaluation; the first occurrence of the filing of a due process hearing complaint; or upon request by a parent. If you are a parent of a child with a disability and wish to review your Procedural Safeguards, click on either English or Spanish.
    California Laws
    Here is a useful link to a website to search for California laws in all areas, including California Ed Code.
    Child Find
    Child Find is a component of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that requires states to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities, aged birth to 21, who are in need of early intervention or special education services. This Child Find web site is mainly focused on Part C of the IDEA, the Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities. However, much of the information and many of the links listed on the Child Find web site can be useful in conducting child find for all young children, not just child find for infants and toddlers. Here is La Mesa-Spring Valley School District's most recent copy of a publication from the San Diego Union-Tribune.