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DREDF (Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund) Newsletter / Q&A about AB 130

Students with Disabilities and Independent Study Programs: Know Your Rights

Many families whose children cannot safely return to school in person face confusion about what school districts must offer as an alternative for the 2021-22 school year. Because funding and requirements for distance learning expired at the end of June 2021, California passed a new law in July to fill the gap. This law, AB 130, changed existing requirements regarding Independent Study Programs (ISP) in California to enable schools to offer an alternative to in-person instruction. The law changed ISP to better meet the needs of schools and families.

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