Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 10/13/2021 - 6:00 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Info
Subject: 18.4 Review Coordinated Comprehensive Early Intervening Services Plan
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Goal 2: High quality, culturally proficient, and responsive staff will provide engaging instruction respectful of all students' backgrounds to ensure they are college and/or career ready.
Policy:
Enclosure
File Attachment:
Board Presentation CCEIS October, 2021 (1).pdf
Board Information Document MDUSD 2021_CCEIS_Plan.pdf
Summary: The California Department of Education (CDE) has identified MDUSD as having significant disproportionality by race and ethnicity of students receiving special education services pursuant to the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

The district was disproportionate in 2012 in the over-identification of African Americans as Emotionally Disturbed (ED). As part of the work to address the issue, the District created the Equity Advisory Team and Board policies were adopted for both equity and disproportionality.

The designation of Significantly Disproportionate requires MDUSD to broadly examine General Education systems to address the problem and to designate 15% of the existing Special Education budget allocation (approximately 1.2 million dollars) to address this area. In addition, MDUSD is required to develop a Comprehensive Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CCEIS) plan which will provide s the opportunity to provide culturally responsive academic and behavioral interventions and supports to general education students thus reducing the need, or being identified as needing, special education services, thus helping to reduce disproportionate representation in special education.

The CCEIS Plan is aligned to existing district initiatives and was based on a three pronged approach to guide its analysis to identify root causes in order to address equity and disproportionality; analysis of disaggregated data , Self-Assessment of needs using the CREATE Wisconsin Annotated Checklist for Addressing Racial Disproportionality in Special Education and (3) a file audit review of African American students identified as eligible for special education under the criteria of Intellectual Disability and for special education as a whole.

The proposed CCEIS Plan has identified five focus areas; Systemic racism and cultural dissonance, lack of authentic partnerships with families from all communities, inequitable and inconsistent implementation of discipline policies, practices and procedures, inconsistent policies, practices and procedures for student study teams and coordinated care teams and trauma. The 15% IDEA funds will support professional development for certificated and classified staff and staff to support the plan implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Annually the CDE will review district data to determine disproportionality.
Funding: 15% of federal Part B and Part C funds- approximately $1,200,00 to be spent over 27 months
Fiscal Impact Approximately $1,200,000 to be spent over 27 months
Recommendation: Approve the CCEIS Plan as presented
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Wendi Aghily - Chief, Pupil Services and Special Education
Signed By:
Jorge Melgoza - Equity Administrator
Signed By:
Felicia Stuckey-Smith - Director Student Services
Signed By:
Jennifer Sachs - Chief, Educational Services
Signed By:
Dr. Adam Clark - Superintendent