Charter Schools and Special Education: Who is on First?

Presentation by on November 30, 2009

As a record number of charter petitions are being evaluated throughout the state, districts leaders have an increasing number of questions about special education: Who is responsible for delivering services? Who is responsible for child find? What unique issues do independent study charters raise? And may charter schools create their own SELPA?
Education attorneys Melanie Petersen, partner with Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost, one of the state's leading experts in charter school law, and Cynthia M. Smith, a Sacramento-based F3 attorney with extensive charter school and special education experience, presented information based on some of the most current pressing issues and questions on this complex topic.

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