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(a) The allowable new building area for the purpose of providing special day class and Resource Specialist Program facilities for special education pupils shall be negotiated and approved by the board, with any necessary assistance to be provided by the Special Education Division of the State Department of Education. The square footage allowances shall be computed within the maximum square footage set forth in the following schedule:

Special Day Class Basic Need

Non Severe Disability

Specific Learning Disability

Grade Levels: All

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Square Footage: 1080

Special Day Class Basic Need

Non Severe Disability

Mildly Intellectually Disabiled

Grade Levels: All

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Square Footage: 1080

Special Day Class Basic Need

Non Severe Disability

Severe Disorder of Language

Grade Levels: All

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Square Footage: 1080

Special Day Class Basic Need

Severe Disability

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Grade Levels: All

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Square Footage: 1080

Special Day Class Basic Need

Severe Disability

Visually Impaired

Grade Levels: All

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Square Footage: 1330 (1080 + 250 storage)

Special Day Class Basic Need

Severe Disability

Orthopedically and Other Health Impaired

Grade Levels: All

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Square Footage: 2000 (1080 + 400 toilets + 250 storage + 270 daily living skills + 300 therapy + 750 therapy per additional classroom)

Special Day Class Basic Need

Severe Disability

Autistic

Grade Levels: All

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Square Footage: 1160 (1080 + 80 toilets)

Special Day Class Basic Need

Severe Disability

Severely Emotionally Disturbed

Grade Levels: All

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Square Footage: 1160 (1080 + 80 toilets)

Special Day Class Basic Need

Severe Disability

Severely Intellectually Disabled

Grade Levels: Elem.

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Square Footage: 1750 (1080 + 400 toilets + 270 daily living skills)

Special Day Class Basic Need

Severe Disability

Severely Intellectually Disabled

Grade Levels: Secon.

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Square Footage: 2150 (1080 + 400 toilets + 270 daily living skills + 400 vocational)

Special Day Class Basic Need

Severe Disability

Developmentally Disabled

Grade Levels: All

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Square Footage: 200 (1080 + 400 toilets + 250 storage + 3000 therapy ** + 750 therapy per additional CR)

Special Day Class Basic Need

Severe Disability

Deaf-Blind/Multi

Grade Levels: ALL

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Square Footage: 1400 (1080 + 200 storage + 150 toilets)

Resource Specialist Program for those pupils with disabling conditions whose needs have been identified by the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team, who require special education for a portion of the day, and who are assigned to a regular classroom for a majority of the schoolday.

All Maximum caseload for RS is 28, not all served at same time.

Pupils Square Feet

1-8 240

9-28 480

29-37 750

38-56 960

57-65 1200

66-85 1440

86-94 1680

95-112 1920

*Special pupils may usually be grouped without accordance to type, especially in smaller districts or where attendance zones may indicate, to maximize loadings per classroom where there are children with similar educational needs (Sec. 56364 or 56364.2, as applicable).

**Therapy add-ons not to be provided if on same site as orthopedically impaired.

To a maximum of 4 percent of the unhoused average daily attendance of the district, per new school or addition, to a maximum of 1920 square feet.

(b) The allowable new building area shall be computed by dividing the number of eligible pupils by the minimum required loading per classroom for special day classes for the type of pupils to be enrolled. No new or additional facility shall be provided for special day classes unless the number of additional eligible pupils equals one-third or more of the minimum required loading.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 327, Sec. 2.)