Infant ProgramSoftware used by special education local plan areas to view and reallocate growth units for the Infant (ages two and younger) Program.
Infant Growth Web Application
Infant (Ages Two years and younger) Program Growth and
Reallocation of Special Education Instructional Units
Fiscal Year 2014–15
The Budget Act of 2014 (Chapter 25, Statutes of 2014) does not provide an appropriation for Infant Program growth. Thus, in accordance with California Education Code (EC) Section 56432(h) (see below), the California Department of Education (CDE) will be unable to increase the number of instructional personnel service units (units) for purposes of state apportionments. However, as in years past, we are providing each special education local plan area’s (SELPAs) Infant Reallocation and Growth Report by clicking on the link below. These units are calculated pursuant to EC Section 56432 and the Budget Act of 2014.
Special attention should be given to Lines 6.d and 8.d of the Infant Reallocation and Growth Report. A negative number on Line 6.d (Total units to be released) indicates a release of units; anything other than a negative number represents no loss of units. To avoid this release of units per EC Section 56432(g), SELPAs must submit a waiver request form and provide programmatic justification for the waiver.
A positive number on Line 8.d (Total units available) indicates units available to the SELPA. Unfortunately, as explained above, these will not be funded in 2014–15 and all units will remain the same as in the prior year.
“(h) By authorizing units pursuant to this section, the superintendent shall not increase the statewide total number of instructional personnel service units for purposes of state apportionments unless an appropriation specifically for growth in the number of instructional personnel service units is made in the annual Budget Act or other legislation. If that growth appropriation is made, units authorized by the superintendent pursuant to this section are subject to the restrictions that the units shall be funded only by that growth appropriation and no other funds may be apportioned for the units.”
If you have questions regarding this subject, or if we can be of further assistance, please contact Shelley Goode, Analyst, by phone at 916-324-4530 or by e-mail at SGoode@cde.ca.gov.