Non-clients: $550 per attendee
Program Ends: 12:00 PM
Shifts in special education funding, updates to the Education Code, and adjustments to the Assembly Bill (AB) 602 special education funding formula have resulted in the need for every Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) to review and evaluate necessary changes and amendments to their local allocation policy. Additionally, the three-year cycle for reviewing SELPA Local Plans and submitting amendments or updates to the California Department of Education has arrived, and all SELPAs will be required to review and update their Local Plan documents between June 2023 and June 2024. Given the increasing number of programmatic policy adjustments made via the Enacted Budget process, this webinar will consider the utility of an aligned local allocation policy that is separate from the Local Plan and can allow the SELPA governance council the flexibility to be responsive to changes in requirements, fiscal policy, and local practice without requiring a full Local Plan update every year. This webinar will offer tools and resources for local allocation policy discussions and strategies for organizing, reviewing, and updating the SELPA allocation model to capture new laws, local needs, and state requirements.
The presenters will provide tips to support the facilitation of transparent, student-focused, and fiscally responsible discussions with SELPA governance and interest holders. Multi-local educational agency (LEA) SELPAs will be provided resources to guide the governance council and LEA members in reaching consensus on the equitable use of local resources through a consensus-building process focused on the needs and outcomes of students with disabilities. All participants will be provided with effective tools to support building consensus, reaching agreements, and making decisions regarding special education programs and services. Facilitation strategies will be shared that ensure appropriate processes to support teams with conversations around shared interests, the equitable use of local resources in an inclusive, fiscally responsible, and collaborative manner, and managing the challenges of scarce resources and diverging local needs.
Who Should Attend?
This webinar is for SELPA leaders, fiscal staff supporting special education, governance council members, special education directors, and educational partners impacted by SELPA allocation policy. Teams are encouraged to attend.
- Overview of SELPA requirements, allocation model, and policy
- Federal and state revenue sources
- One-time and ongoing funding sources
- Updated Education Code implications for allocation policy from 2021 to present
- Impact of the 2023-24 Enacted State Budget
- SELPA base rates and AB 602 components, including Out-of-Home Care funding model implementation
- Alignment with mandated Local Plan documents
- Achieving transparency and accountability regarding special education revenues
- Analysis of policy implications for programs and inclusive practice
- Tools to support local simulations of funding allocation and expenditure tracking
- Protocols to guide SELPA constituents in updating the allocation policy
- Strategies to allow flexibility within the SELPA for maintenance of effort (MOE) monitoring and management of the MOE obligation
- Alignment of SELPA Purpose and Guiding Principles to policy and planning decisions