Publications from the Division of Special Education



    REF-073512: Development of the Final Individualized Education Program (IEP) for Students with Disabilities, September 5, 2019

    This rference guide provide guidelines to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team about the development of the Final IEP for students with disbilities expected to meet the requirements for a diploma or certificate of completion, or having reached age 22.


    BUL-6257.1High School “a-g” Graduation Requirements and Students with Disabilities, March 27, 2017

    This Policy Bulletin outlines the course options for high school students with disabilities (SWDs) who will earn a diploma from the Los Angeles Unified School District. This bulletin provides guidelines for an IEP team to authorize a student who meets designated criteria to waive or be exempted from certain “a-g” requirements. Waiver options outlined in this bulletin include the Algebra 2 course (or its equivalent) and year 2 of the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) requirement.  This bulletin also outlines the required teaching credentials for special education teachers assigned to carry rosters for "a-g courses.


    BUL-5796.1Summary of Performance Requirement for Students with Disabilities Graduating or Reaching Maximum Age, February 5, 2013

    The purpose of this Bulletin is to inform school site staff working with students with disabilities of the requirement to issue a Summary of Performance (SOP) to students with disabilities who are graduating or reaching the maximum age of attendance and to ensure that District policies related to the issuance of the SOP conform to federal legal requirements.


    REF-6056.6:  Issuance of Diplomas and Certificates of Completion for All Eligible Students with Disabilities, May 2, 2019

    The purpose of this Reference Guide is to inform secondary school site administrators, special education teachers, and other staff working with students with disabilities of the requirements for the issuance of a high school diploma or certificate of completion to eligible students with disabilities.


    REF-5982.2Algebra 1 Waiver Procedures for Students with Disabilities, August 21, 2017

    This Reference Guide provides procedures for schools to request a waiver of the California Algebra 1 high school graduation requirement for students with disabilities (SWD) with an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Eligible students are those who have earned at least junior standing and meet the criteria in Attachment A: “Algebra 1 Waiver Request Cover Sheet for Eligible Students with Disabilities.” This waiver request, when accompanied by all required documentation, can be submitted to the Division of Special Education no earlier than the spring semester of an eligible student’s junior year in high school. 


    Waivers of the Algebra 1 requirement require approval from the California State Board of Education (SBE). Therefore, students requesting the waiver must remain continually enrolled in Algebra 1 with all supports and services identified in the IEP until the waiver has been granted by the SBE.


    REF-6055.0:   Graduation Verification for Students Attending Nonpublic Schools, May 6, 2013

    The purpose of this Reference Guide is to provide procedures for verifying graduation status for students with disabilities attending nonpublic schools.





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    Information regarding year end coding for 12 grade students.