(a) The superintendent of a school district and the principal of a private school in each county shall, upon the severance of attendance or the denial of admission of any child who is an individual with exceptional needs, as that term is defined in Section 56026, or who is a qualified handicapped person, as that term is defined in regulations promulgated by the United States Department of Education pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. Sec. 794), but who is otherwise subject to the compulsory education laws of California, report the severance, expulsion, exclusion, exemption, transfer, or suspension beyond 10 schooldays to the county superintendent of schools. The report shall include names, ages, last known address, and the reason for the severance, expulsion, exclusion, exemption, transfer, or suspension.
(b) It is the duty of the county superintendent to examine those reports and draw to the attention of the county board of education and governing board of a school district any cases in which the interests of the child or the welfare of the state may need further examination.
(c) After a preliminary study of available information in cases referred to it, the county board of education may, on its own action, hold hearings on those cases in the manner provided in Section 48914 and with the same powers of final decision as therein provided.
(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 59, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2007.)
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