Purpose of the Procedures Guide
The Procedures Guide-Online is a work in progress. Information and sections will be added and/or updated as necessary.
The purpose of this guide is to provide specific information regarding processes and procedures in special education. The procedures guide provides answers as to why and how special education functions. The guide acts as a reference tool for both nuts and bolts information and best practices in special education. The Procedures Guide is an official policy document of the Contra Costa SELPA and each member Local Education Agency (LEA).
This procedures guide is to be used as a resource tool by all special
education personnel. It is the intent of the committee for this guide
to be used as a working document to assist teachers, parents, administrators,
and staff involved in helping students with special needs. The Procedures
Guide contains a variety of useful tools to assist you in using it as
The "To Do List" boxes can be used as a checklist in completing
different tasks such as low incidence reimbursements or preparing an assessment
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There are different publications that can be stand-alone information manuals, but are incorporated into this document: