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1 SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT Kim Wooden, Deputy Superintendent Kristine Minnich, Assistant Superintendent Tyler Hall, Executive Director

2 N E V A D A # of Students Demographic Group 445,381 Total Enrollment 49,102 IEP 66,396 ELL 222,324 FRL 4,961 American Indian/Alaskan Native 25,243 Asian 43,338 Black/African American 5,744 Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 178,081 Hispanic/Latino 24,276 Multiracial/Multiethnic 163,736 White Demographics Clark County School District % of State Demographic Group 69.83% Total Enrollment 67.61% IEP 77.17% ELL 74.78% FRL 32.67% American Indian/Alaskan Native 82.17% Asian 86.73% Black/African American 79.82% Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 76.58% Hispanic/Latino 76.60% Multiracial/Multiethnic 55.90% White

3 CCSD Enrollment 350, , ,000 CCSD covers 7,910 square miles 200, , ,000 50,000 0 FY 06 FY 07 FY 08 FY 09 FY 10 FY 11 FY 12 FY 13 IEP CCSD CCSD IEP CCSD 10.6% IEP Nevada 11.2% IEP National 12.9%

4 The Individuals With Disabilities Act (IDEA) to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living 20 U.S.C 1400(d)

5 Special Education Identification Process Referral Initiated by parents, teachers or school staff Evaluation Parent permission required Evaluation conducted by trained professionals Identification Multidisciplinary team, including the parent, determine eligibility under NAC criteria If eligible, an IEP is written by the team to address the individualized student s needs

6 Services Provided for Students Age 3-21 Special Education Ages 3 & 4 Grades K through 12 Ages General Education

7 Aids and Services Students Age 3 21 Nursing Services Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy Adapted PE Speech and Audiology Psychological Services Orientation and Mobility Social Work Services Interpreting Services Assistive Technology Child Find Services Extended School Year Transportation

8 Transition Services Students Age Vocation Rehabilitation Self-Advocacy Career Preparations Community Resources College Workshops Community-Based Instruction Postsecondary Programs Collaboration with Community Agencies

9 Instructional Support Teacher Units Resource 1,108 Hearing Impaired 40 Autism 222 Specialized Diversely Challenged - Mentally 37 Early Childhood Special Education 277 Specialized Diversely Challenged - Learning 19 Specialized Learning Disabled 138 Homebound 19 Early Childhood Autism 115 Visually Impaired 16 Mentally Challenged Specialized 101 Specialized Diversely Challenged - Emotional 3 Specialized Emotionally Challenged 92 Deaf/Blind 1 Mentally Challenged Specialized/Diversely Disabled 46 Specialized Diversely Challenged 48 TOTAL 2,282

10 Related Support Teacher Units Adapted PE 66 Orientation and Mobility Specialists 5 Audiologists 6 Orthopedic Impairment Specialists 3 Behavior Mentors 6 Physical Therapists 27 Counselors 6 Psychologists 171 Special Education Facilitators 143 Social Workers 12 Nurses 171 Speech Pathologists 311 Occupational Therapists 69 Transition Specialists 9 TOTAL 1,005

11 Transporting Students with Disabilities 715 Bus Drivers ($29 million) 212 Bus Aides ($6 million) Daily Mileage 74,308 miles ($11 million) 717 Buses ($134,000 per bus)

12 DSA Allocation = $5,457 Speech Only + $1,510 Resource/Gen Ed + $4,368 Self-Contained + $8,010 Special School + $47,116

13 DSA Allocation = $5,457 Occupational Therapy + $1,573 Physical Therapy + $2,157 Adapted PE + $2,797 Transportation + $3,336 Transition + $229 Adult Assistant + $20,604 Assistive Technology + $1,492 to $18,800 Social Workers + $755 Extended School Year + $1,992 Health Services + $5,153 to $75,512 Interpreter Services + $3,032 to $36,720

14 Andrew, Grade 1 Per Pupil Expense $5,457 Resource Support $4,368 Speech Services $1,510 TOTAL $11,335

15 Emily, Grade 6 Per Pupil Expense $5,457 Self-Contained Classroom $8,010 Adult Assistant $27,957 Transportation $3,336 Occupational Therapy $1,573 Physical Therapy $2,157 Adapted PE $2,797 Extended School Year $1,992 TOTAL $53,279

16 Melissa, Grade 11 Per Pupil Expense $5,457 Special School $47,116 Health Services $18,878 Transportation $3,336 Occupational Therapy $1,573 Physical Therapy $2,157 Adapted PE $2,797 Extended School Year $1,992 TOTAL $83,306

17 CCSD educates all students, providing them with the necessary services and supports, as required by federal and state law. The necessary services and supports required by federal and state law, result in excess costs, above and beyond the per pupil funding provided to general education students.

18 Average Cost of Educating Students with Disabilities in the U.S.* 250% 200% 150% 100% Typical Student Student with an IEP 50% 0% Typical Student Student with an IEP * U.S. Department of Education; NCES Enrollment; NCES Expenditure, November 8, 2013

19 Current Special Education Revenue Sources CCSD General Funds 70% $280,970,560 State Funds 18% $71,388,070 $47,364,167 Federal Funds 12%

20 3,800 3,500 3,200 2,900 2,600 2,300 2,000 1,700 1,400 1, State Teacher Unit Allocations and Required CCSD Teacher Units 42% 45% 58% 55% Actual Teaching Units Required State Allocated Teaching Units

21 Value of State Special Education Teacher Unit Allocation Average Teacher Salary $75,512 Value of Unit from State $39,768

22 Weighted Funding States in Red Weighted Funding Formulas

23 Number of Students with Multiple Categories Special Education 21,311 Free & Reduced Lunch 5,825 6,985 English Language Learners

24 Census Funding States in Orange Census Funding Formulas

25 Principal s Perspective

26 THANK YOU

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