New State Vaccination Requirements Apply to Special Ed Students, Orange County Attorneys Say
Orange County Department of Education attorneys say that a new statewide vaccination law (SB 277), which goes into effect on July 1, 2016, applies to special education students. In August, the department sent a memo informing the county's 28 school districts that such students must comply with the vaccination requirements. Ronald Wenkart, general counsel for the departments and author of the memo, said, "The law doesn't say (special education students) are exempt."
- "Orange County Says Special-Ed Students Must Also Comply with Vaccine Law" (Adams, "State of Health," EdSource/KQED, 9/27).