09/18/03 13:33:18 GOVERNOR DAVIS SIGNS LEGISLATION THAT HELPS STUDENTS WITH
SPECIAL NEEDS 09/18/2003
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GOVERNOR DAVIS SIGNS
LEGISLATION THAT HELPS STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 09/18/2003
Governor Gray Davis signed legislation that requires a local education agency to allow an independent educational
assessment of a pupil with special needs regardless of whether a due process proceeding has been initiated.
addresses a basic fairness issue," Gov. Davis said. "It would allow independent observers paid for by the child's parents
to observe a student with special needs in the classroom for assessment purposes."
SB 145 authored by Senator Dede Alpert
(D-San Diego) also requires special education hearing officers to complete training. It also requires the Superintendent of
Public Instruction to establish standards for the training and degree of specialization of hearing officers and for quality