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Personnel Development for Special Education Local Plan Areas

Funding is provided to Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) for staff development that meets the highly qualified teacher requirements and ensures that all personnel are appropriately and adequately prepared, based on the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. SELPAs have discretion as to what type of personnel development is funded as described in their local plans.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
Only SELPAs with approved local plans are eligible.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Local in-service programs must include a parent training component. They may also include a staff training component and a special education teacher component for special education service personnel and paraprofessionals, consistent with state certification and licensing requirements. Use of funds must be described in the local plans and in accordance with EC 56241. Funds may be used to provide training in alternative dispute resolution and the local mediation of disputes. All programs must include evaluation components.
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
Not applicable
Eligible
Age Level(s)
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21

Funding

Legal
Authority
Budget Item 6110-161-0001, Schedule 1 Provision 22
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2011-12
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
6535 / 8590
Total Available $2,500,000
Recipient
Amount
See Allocation Formula.
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Each SELPA will receive a base amount of $5,000, plus a per-pupil amount using the December 2010 California Special Education Management Information System (CASEMIS) pupil count. The 2011-12 allocation is based on the number of students, ages six through twenty-one years, identified on an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected
Notification Date
September 26, 2011

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/as/leagrnts.asp#g24722
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/as/leagrnts.asp#g24722
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r18/persdev11result.asp
Other Local in-service programs must include a parent training component. They may also include a staff training component and a special education teacher component for special education service personnel and paraprofessionals, consistent with state certification and licensing requirements. Use of funds must be described in the local plans and in accordance with EC 56241. Funds may be used to provide training in alternative dispute resolution and the local mediation of disputes. All programs must include evaluation components.

Contacts

Program Janet Digmon
Phone : 916-327-4217
E-mail : jdigmon@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Mark Purcell
Phone : 916-327-3508
E-mail : mpurcell@cde.ca.gov
Division Special Education Division
Phone : 916-445-4613
Fax : 916-445-4108

Last Modified: November 8, 2012

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