Sparsity Status – Section (1)
Line (1) displays sparsity eligibility. Per California Education Code Section 56432(g), sparsity-impacted special education local plan areas (SELPAs) may submit waivers to request exemption from the release of units. If the California Department of Education (CDE) has on record that a SELPA qualified as sparse in fiscal year 2013–14, a "Yes" is listed on Line (1). Otherwise, a “No” is indicated.
Infant Pupil Count – Section (2)
Lines 2(a)-(e) display your SELPA’s December 2013 infant pupil count for each of the classroom settings as collected by the Special Education Division, via California Special Education Management Information System Software (CASEMIS) reporting.
2013-14 P-2 Infant FRZ – Section (3)
Lines 3(a)-(d) display the number of instructional personnel service units (units) your SELPA is currently operating, as calculated at the 2013–14 second principal (P-2) apportionment.
Computed Loading – Section (4)
The computed loading displayed in Lines 4(a)-(d) is the average number of pupils per unit. It is calculated by dividing the infant pupil counts in Section (2) by the 2013–14 P-2 units in Section (3) for each instructional setting. Duplicated Designated Instruction and Services (DIS) loading is the result of dividing the duplicated DIS count by DIS units. These averages are compared to the minimum loading standards for each classroom setting of:
12 for Special Day Class (SDC)
24 for Resource Specialist Programs (RSP), and
12 unduplicated for DIS or 39 duplicated for DIS (12 – 24 – 12/39)
Realignment of Units for Loss – Section (5)
Lines 5(a)-(d) display the units allowable for your SELPA to operate based on the minimum loading standards. This number was calculated by dividing the pupil count for each instructional setting (Section 2) by the minimum loading standards (12 – 24 – 12).
Units to be Released – Section (6)
Lines 6(a)-(d) display the units to be released in each instructional setting. Specifically, each SELPA’s units (Section 3) are compared with the minimum number of units needed to operate (Section 5). Units are to be released only if Line 6.d is a negative number, indicating the SELPA currently operates more units than is necessary. A positive number indicates no change. Units scheduled for release will be automatically waived for one year, until July 1, 2015. Exemption from the release of units may be obtained by filling out the Infant Program Waiver Request.
Realignment of Units for Growth – Section (7)
Lines 7(a)-(d) display the units your SELPA needs to operate at the growth loading standard for each instructional setting. This number was calculated by dividing the pupil count for each instructional setting (Section 2) by the growth loading standards of 16 for SDC, 24 for RSP, and 16 for DIS.
Infant Growth Units Available – Section (8)
Lines 8(a)-(d) display growth units available to your SELPA. Specifically, each SELPA’s units (Section 3) are compared with the realigned units for growth (Section 7). Units are to be added only if Line 8.d is a positive number, indicating the SELPA needs additional units to operate at the growth loading standards. A negative number indicates no change. (Note: no growth units will be funded in fiscal year 2014–15 because the Budget Act of 2014 did not provide the associated appropriation.)