Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 2/10/2021 - 6:00 PM
Category: Reports/Information
Type: Action
Subject: 11.1 Information on Significant Disproportionality
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Goal 1: All students will receive a high quality education in a safe and welcoming environment with equitable and high expectations, access to technology, and instruction in the California State Standards that prepare them for college and/or career.
Policy:
Enclosure
File Attachment:
Sig dis presentation intro.pdf
Summary: As part of federal monitoring for significant disproportionality, the California Department of Education (CDE) has identified 132 local educational agencies (LEAs) as having significant disproportionality pursuant to the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Despite making significant gains to address the issue, MDUSD was identified as Significantly Disproportionate for the 2019-2020 school year. The District is committed to continuing the work that addresses the inequitable identification of students within this eligibility category.

The designation of Significantly Disproportionate requires MDUSD to examine General Education systems to address the problem and to designate 15% of the existing special education funds to address this area. In addition, MDUSD is required to develop a Comprehensive Coordinating Early Intervening Services (CCEIS) plan. The Plan creates the opportunity to provide culturally responsive academic interventions and supports to general education students thus reducing overidentification and helping to reduce disproportionate representation in the eligibility category of intellectual disability.

MDUSD’s proposed plan will align with other district initiatives that address the inequitable achievement across our student groups. The plan will analyze data gathered through file audits of African American students identified as eligible for special education under the eligibility category of Intellectual Disability to identify root causes and establish activities that can be employed to reduce the disproportionality.

A CCEIS plan will be developed and brought before the board for approval prior to adoption.
Funding: 15% of existing Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funding from object codes 3310 and 3315 must be reallocated to support implementation of the CCEIS Plan. The 15% equals $1,079,099
Fiscal Impact The CCEIS Plan is for $1,079,099. There is no unrestricted general fund contribution requirement.
Recommendation: Receive information on significant disproportionality
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Tara Ashoo - Administrative Assistant - Confidential
Signed By:
Wendi Aghily - Chief, Pupil Services and Special Education
Signed By:
Dr. Adam Clark - Superintendent