TRANSITION SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES BEGINNING AT AGE 14
GUIDELINES FOR THE IEP TEAM
DISTRICT BULLETINS, REFERENCE GUIDES, AND OTHER DISTRICT RESOURCES
Publications from the Division of Special Education
It is District policy to provide access to all programs, including Adult Secondary Education (ASE) programs, for students with disabilities, conforming to federal legal requirements.
• Federal law requires organizations receiving federal financial assistance to provide equal access to all programs for which an individual with a disability is qualified (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973). This bulletin formally establishes the District’s commitment to align policy and practice to all applicable laws.
In accordance with Education Code section 51745(c), an individual with a disability may not enroll in an independent study program unless they have an active IEP that provides for such participation.
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-6257.1: High School “a-g” Graduation Requirements and Students with Disabilities, January 15, 2018
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-5796.1: Summary 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-3620.2: Transition Services and Activities for Students with Disabilities, December 11, 2017
The purpose of this Reference Guide is to (1) outline the requirements for transition services identified in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004; and (2) provide Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams and instructional teams with guidelines for developing a transition-focused IEP that links transition activities with standards-based instruction.
REF-6125.1: The ITP and You Booklet and Informational Guide, August 15, 2016
The purpose of this Reference Guide is to provide secondary administrators and instructional staff information and instructions for ordering and distributing the updated “The ITP and You” booklet and informational guide.