Special Education: Both Sides of the Equation


State and federal revenues for special education do not provide adequate resources, so local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to make up the difference. Since 2003-04, General Fund contributions towards special education have been on the rise, recently nearing 50% of total expenditures, making effective resource management not only desirable but essential.

LEAs face a number of challenges in special education, including potential state funding deficits and the implementation of the Local Control and Accountability Plan services and actions. In addition to these changes, LEAs will need to keep an eye on what is happening at the state level along with legislative actions that could impact how special education funding is currently allocated.

With these important issues in mind, the focus of the workshop will be on providing participants with tools and tips to help them support high-quality programs for students with disabilities that are legally defensible but that don’t break the bank.


  • Special education funding sources
  • Assembly Bill (AB) 602 funding
  • Management of the maintenance of effort requirement
  • AB 114 Mental Health Services
  • Building a culture of collaboration
  • Special education cost drivers
  • Management of the special education program and transportation costs


This workshop is a must for staff responsible for effectively managing, funding, and monitoring special education programs, as well as principals and instructional leaders working to successfully implement meaningful pre-referral interventions.


SSC Clients:

$205 per attendee
$305 per attendee

Program Begins:
Program Ends:
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
12:00 PM

Dates and Locations
April 26, 2017   Santa Clara County Office of Education  
April 27, 2017   Yolo County Office of Education  
May 01, 2017   Riverside County Office of Education  
May 04, 2017   Los Angeles County Office of Education - FULL  
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