district will receive an allocation of exceptional student teacher units for
the next school session by April 5 of the current year. The allocation will be
based on the numbers of students being served during the current year and in
line with the minimum/maximum numbers for exceptional student programs as
outlined in State regulations. If the total allocation is more than the number
of units approved by the Legislature, districts will be notified of this
2. District exceptional
student programs will be approved by December 15 of the current year. Approval
will be based on State regulations covering teacher certification standards,
justification of separate facilities, justification of EMR resourcing,
justification of unusual combinations of students, and the superintendent's
assurance of compliance with regulations.
3. Allocations of exceptional student teacher
units based on the previous year's numbers may be increased if the district can
show the need by October 15 of the current year.