The Special Education Entry Date (CSE.ED) is always the initial date that a student qualified for Special Education Services (IEP) - regardless if that date occurred prior to the student's enrollment in a school/or district.


If a student is redesignated with a new disability code, the initial date that a student qualified for Special Education Services (IEP) remains the same and does not change.


If the student who was eligible for special education services, subsequently exits the program and then, after a period of time, is once again determined to be eligible for services, here are the procedures:

  1.  Ensure that the original Special Education Program record reflecting the Special Education Initial Entry Date (Education Program Start Date field) and the Special Education Program Exit Date (Education Program End Date field) are in CALPADS. If the record is not in CALPADS, then the record should be submitted.
  2. In order to reflect the subsequent determination that the student is eligible for services, a subsequent Special Education Program record should be submitted reflecting the new eligibility determination date (IEP meeting date) in the Education Program Start Date field. The Education Program End Date field should be null.  Enter the most current eligibility date  in the Special Education Entry Date (CSE.ED) in Aeries, the new disability codes and leave the End Date blank.