This document goes over changes for the new year. If you are reading it we are assuming that you have already read some of the comprehensive help documents:
Comprehensive all you need to know about CALPADS
Complete State Reporting Folder
Recently the change was made that allows districts/charters to accept students into Transitional Kindergarten classes if their fifth birthday occurs within the academic school year. CALPADS is requesting that even though these students do not receive an apportionment in ADA that they be enrolled. There is a fairly easy fix for this described below.
- Enroll your student in their expected attendance program (regular ed, or special ed).
- Add an attendance program override that places the student in a Non Ada attendance program from the day of their enrollment until day before their 5th birthday.
This will allow you to request an SSID for these students. Once a student is enrolled in the grade level TK, the system will create the corresponding TK program record for your SPRG reporting. The help doc for how to set this up properly can be found in the Attendance section. Under How to handle TK Students who turn 5 during the Academic School Year
Remove to Alternative Setting
July 1, 2014 CALPADS made this a required field for special education students. According to the CALPADS Code Set version 7.0 (updated July 1, 2015) the definitions for what each of the options are listed below.
1. Removal by Hearing Officer- The student was removed by an impartial hearing officer based on a determination that the student's current placement may result in injury to the child or others.
2. Removal by School Personnel- The student was removed by school personnel (other than the IEP team) to an interimalternative educational setting for no more than 45 days.
3. Removal by School Personnel- The student was not removed and placed in an interim alternative educational setting.
This field can be activated only in a major behavior incident on the consequences page.
Senate Bill (SB) 172 suspends the administration of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). Passing the CAHSEE is no longer a requirement for receiving a high school diploma for the 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18 school years. LEAs are also required to grant a diploma of graduation to any student who completed grade 12 in the 2003-04 school year, or a subsequent school year, and has met all applicable graduation requirements other than passing the CAHSEE. LEAs may start issuing diplomas on January 1, 2016. As far as changing of historic data for Calpads, please see the chart above to see the recommendations for which years require changes to existing graduate information.