Procedures Manual and Resources

The Procedures Manual is divided into chapters containing sub sections with general information and specific instructions for each area. The manual is a living document and is continually updated.

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In the Table of Contents click the Chapter title link to open Procedural information.


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 Resources for Educators of Unique Learners - Contains additional resources beyond what it is the chapter links.


1. Introduction

2. Child Find

3. Referral

4. IEP Assessment (Supplemental Supports Info.)

Assessment Report Templates

Assessment Information

Woodcock Johnson IV (WJIV)

CEP-Ed Forms

Person Centered Planning Informal Assessment

Supplemental Support Process

Supplemental Support Samples and Templates

Para Review Request Process (When different or additional allocations are needed.)

CSR - PARA Review Process

Para Review Request Form


Misc. Assessment Information

California Alternative Assessment


5. Individualized Education Program (IEP)

  • IEP Compliance Training Information
    (Developing and Implementing Compliant Individualized Education Plans(IEP), Guiding Effective Instruction for Students with Disabilities)

  • IEP (Blue) Containers are no longer available. Use a blue folder to put in the student Cum Folder for IEPs

Change of Placement

District Procedural Updates

Special Education Supports

CAASPP Forms and FAQs

Organizational Tools

Procedural Safeguards

Refer to section 18 for Procedural Safegaurds.

Parent Satisfaction IEP Survey Forms

Medi-Cal Parental Consent Document Information


Quality IEP handouts

CEP-Ed Forms

Core Content Connectors (CCC)

Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

California  English Language  Development Standards

ECSE Foundations

Additional ECSE Foundations Links:


6. Interim Placement

7. English Learner - Dually Identified

Link to EL Resource Forms/Link

California  English Language  Development Standards

8. Related Services (APE, AT, Nursing, Music, MHRS, OT, PT, SPHS, SLI, IEE, Vision Therapy,)

MHRS Chapter 44

Related Services Best Practice Guidelines

District Procedural Updates

Adapted Physical Education

Assistive Technology

Refer to Assistive Technology website for referral information

Health and Nursing Services

Special Education Toileting and Diapering Resources


Music Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy Web Page

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Web Page

School Psychology



Speech and Language Services

Speech and Language Services Web Page

Over Caseload Forms

IEE Information

Contact your Special Ed support staff for IEE Provider List.

VT (Vision Therapy)


9. Least Restrictive Environment

Change of Placement

10. Placement Options (Service Delivery Options) - Home Hospital - Nonpublic School (NPS) - Enrollment Options (Choice)

11. Transportation Guidelines for Special Education

  Make a copy of files then complete.


Transportation Information

Bus Monitor


12. Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)(Preschool)

Early Learning Website Information



Child Find 

Early Childhood Forms

IFSP (Interagency Family Service Plan) forms

  • IFSP Parental Consent and Procedural Safeguards

Infant Transition

Preschool Resources


13. Parentally Placed Private School Students (PPPSS)


PPPSS Enrollment Forms

PPPSS Information

PPPSS Document Job Aids

PPPSS Child Find/Suspend Contact - District Revocation

14. Behavior Support Resources

BSR Information and Forms:

Social Skills (for more Social Skills information refer to Chapter 46 Curriculum)

15. Manifestation Determination - Expulsion - Suspensions

District Procedural Updates

16. Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)

PWN Template Bank for Your Customization 

17. Case Manager Responsibilities

Progress Report Schedule

Master Schedule for SAI Services

Each site should identify ONE person to:

  • Create the copy
  • Replace the words "copy of" with the school name (ex: "Nye" Master Schedule of SAI Services)
  • Select the blue "Share" button in the upper right hand corner
  • A box will appear to enter team members' names or district email addresses
  • Leave the setting at "can edit"
  • After entering team members names or email addresses, the "send" button will appear for you to send


18. Procedural Safeguards

A brief summary of Procedural Safeguards (CDE link) for students with disabilities receiving special education services.

District links:

To request help navigating disputes, please complete the referral, and a member of the Area Program Manager Team will reach out within 48 hours. 


19. Timelines

20. Student Records

Record Request

District Records Procedures

21.  Electronic IEP System

PowerSchool Special Programs - IEP

To access PowerSchool IEP log onto PowerSchool SIS

Click the applications link in upper right 

New Hire (access) Training Info:

PowerSchool IEP access training is in Professional Learning use ‘PowerSchool IEP’ to search for sections.

There are 2 trainings 

PowerSchool IEP Special Ed STAFF Training

  • Training for the on-line PowerSchool IEP system, accessing and completing IEP documents.
    There is no Special Ed Sub funding for this training.

PowerSchool IEP for Admin/Clerical (Read Only Access)

  • Read-Only training on the Powerschool IEP system for Administrators and any staff that need read-only, print access.There is no Special Ed Sub funding for this training.

Help Camp for PowerSchool IEP and IEP Compliance

To access, Job Aids, Tips, Training, and General Information open Powerschool IEP from within PowerSchool SIS.

In the blue tool bar click the ? question mark icon on right side.

Click - Other Resources

Training Materials Handouts

22. Paraeducators

23. Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS)

24. Section 504


25. Graduation Requirements and Summary of Performance

Essential Diploma Toolkit

26. Services Available for Parents

27. People First Language

28. Withdrawal From Special Education (Revocation)

29. Extended School Year (ESY) 


30. Compensatory Education and Settlement of Disputes

31. Blank

32. Interpreting and Translation Service

Resource Forms/Links 

33. Standards Based IEP Goals



34. Transition Plan and Services (CBI info.)

Indicator 13


Post Secondary




Community Based Instruction (CBI)


35. Articulation

  • (Change of Placement form and template located in Ch. 39 (Trace)

Articulation Planning Forms


36. Charter Schools

District Charter School dept. webpage

37. Due Process and Compliance Complaints

38. Emergency Response Procedures

39. Special Education Programs

Moderate-Severe Cluster List



40. Non Public Schools (NPS) and Non Public Agencies (NPA)


41. Low Incidence and Medically and Physically Challenged(MPC) Audiology, VI

Low Incidence Department web page

Low Incidence Referral Form (Google.doc)

Medically and Physically Challenged (MPC)

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH) Services


Physically Handicapped (PH/Related) - Itinerant

Specialized Physical Health Care Services (SPHCS)

Vision Impairment (VI)

42. Auditory Books for Students with Disabilities

43. State Testing and Accountability

District Procedural Updates

CAASPP Forms and FAQs

CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress)

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)

California Alternative Assessment

44. Mental Health Related Services (MHRS)

45. Written Notice to Parents


46. Curriculum and (Moderate/Severe Resources)



Social Skill

Social Skills Group Curriculum developed by SDUSD and Children's Hospital

Moderate/Severe Resources

Moderate-Severe Cluster List

Essential Needs (MS) Resources


Core Content Connectors (CCC)

Person Centered Planning (PCP)

Community Based Instruction (CBI)

47. Service Provider Logs

48. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

To request help navigating disputes, please complete the referral, and a member of the Area Program Manager Team will reach out within 48 hours. 



49. School Attendance Review Board - (SARB)

50. Surrogate Parents