Legislative Alert---CAPED Sponsored Bill 1369
The California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED) is requesting your assistance in passing Senate Bill 1369. SB 1369 addresses the predicaments community colleges are facing with respect to ADA regulations and the Student Success Act. Currently, the statutes governing DSPS are not completely aligned with ADA and other federal and state non-discrimination laws. A college may operate its program in a way which is entirely permissible under the DSPS law and regulations and still fail to comply with the ADA. In addition, the Student Success Act does not take into account that students with disabilities need accommodations in order to participate in assessment, orientation and educational planning. Consequently, DSPS programs are being asked to provide these accommodations and services despite the fact that there is no additional DSPS funding to cover the related costs. As a result, CAPED is sponsoring SB 1369 in an effort to update terminology that is more inclusive of ADA laws. In order to get SB 1369 enacted, the Senate Education Committee needs to hear from you. The Senate Budget Subcommittee is scheduled to hear public testimony on April 29th at 1:30 pm in room 3191. If you are interested in participating or providing support, you may contact CAPED Legislative Consultant Ralph Black at (916) 531-6460 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes Affecting your Ability to Repeat Special Classes
Changes in State law have more narrowly defined approved reasons to repeat special classes such as Special Education (SP ED) and Adapted Physical Education (APE). If you are planning to register in a special course you have already taken, you must now complete and submit a Special Class Repeat Petition to Admissions and Records. This petition requires the signature of and/or consultation with a DSPS counselor. Please read the petition carefully, complete and submit it to DSPS for counselor review. Call (209) 954-5151, x.6272, if you have questions.
New Intake Process for new students:
New students should arrive 15 minutes in advance to complete Release of Confidential Information and Application For Services forms, and provide verification. Documentation must be submitted and/or shown to staff prior to meeting with a counselor. Students who neglect to bring proof of a disability will be asked to return when they have appropriate documentation.
Continuation of DSPS services:
In order to receive services through the DSPS program, students must meet with a DSPS counselor each term they require services. Services are not automatically approved for the academic year. DSPS counselors determine accommodations based on the student's functional and/or educational limitation as detailed in the student's disability verification documentation.
Pay-to-Stay Policy in effect:
Tuition fees are due at the time of registration. Students have 10 business days from the date they register into classes to pay all tuition and/or enrollment fees, otherwise the registration system will automatically drop them from class(es). For more information, please visit Admissions & Records webpage: http://www.deltacollege.edu/dept/ar/registration/paytostay.html
Important Parking Information:
Please arrive to campus at least 30 minutes early for your appointment. Parking is limited due to campus construction and high traffic the first few weeks of school. Allow time to park and arrive to our office by your scheduled appointment time.