Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 5, § 56048 - Staffing

(a) Each district receiving funds pursuant to this subchapter shall ensure sufficient DSPS certificated and support staff to provide timely and effective services to eligible students with disabilities.
(b) Each district receiving funds pursuant to this subchapter shall designate a DSPS coordinator or director for each college in the district. For the purpose of this section, the coordinator or director is defined as that individual for each college in the district who has responsibility for the day-to-day operation of DSPS, which is necessary to implement Subchapter 1 of Chapter 7 of this Division. For the coordinator or director, those responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to, integration of DSPS into the college's instruction and services, the provision of academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and services, maintaining knowledge of the legal responsibilities regarding students with disabilities participation in the educational process, and budget planning. The designated coordinator or director must meet the minimum qualifications for a DSPS counselor or instructor set forth in Section 53414(a) through (d) or meet the minimum qualifications for an educational administrator set forth in Section 53420 and, in addition, have two (2) years full-time experience or the equivalent within the last four (4) years in one or more of the following fields:
(1) instruction or counseling or both in a higher education program for students with disabilities;
(2) administration of a program for students with disabilities in an institution of higher education;
(3) teaching, counseling or administration in secondary education, working predominantly or exclusively in programs for students with disabilities; or
(4) administrative or supervisory experience in industry, government, public agencies, the military, or private social welfare organizations, in which the responsibilities of the position were predominantly or exclusively related to persons with disabilities.
(c) Persons employed pursuant to this Subchapter as counselors or instructors of students with disabilities shall meet minimum qualifications set forth in Section 53414 of Subchapter 4 of Chapter 4 of this Division.
(d) Districts receiving funding pursuant to this subchapter may also employ classified and/or paraprofessional support staff. Support staff shall function under the coordination of a DSPS coordinator or director, counselor, LD Specialist, or instructor as appropriate for the academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, services and/or instruction being provided.


Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 5, § 56048

Note: Authority cited: Sections 67312, 70901 and 84850, Education Code. Reference: Sections 67310- 67312 and 84850, Education Code.

1. Repealer and new section filed 3-29-88; operative 4-28-88 (Register 88, No. 16). For prior history, see Register 83, No. 18.
2. Repealer and new section filed 2-4-93; operative 3-6-93 (Register 93, No. 6).
3. Amendment of section and Note filed 9-17-2015; operative 10-17-2015. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Education Code section 70901.5 (Register 2015, No. 38).

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