06-11-2013 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #48


Title
2013-2014 Grant Application for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Entitlement, Part B and PreK

Discussion

The IDEA application specifies the use of grant funds specifically to support students with disabilities including Parentally Placed Private School students and PreK students with disabilities.  The grant funds provide salaries for Teachers, Instructional Assistants, Staffing Specialists, Psychologists, Behavior Analysts, Behavior Technicians and other ESE-related staff.  The grant provides funding for contractual services with community agencies that provide transition services, school to work experiences, family support, mental health services and nursing services.  Professional Development, materials, supplies and technology for individual students, classrooms and staff are also included in the grant application.

The IDEA Grant Allocation for 2013-2014 is $15,254,986, which is $739,391 less than 2012-2013. Roll-Forward from 2012-2013 will add $100,000 to Parentally Placed Private Schools and $2,400,000 to the Part B, Entitlement. Roll Forward will be used to assist in maintaining staff and services to students with disabilities. Sequestration was taken off the top. Available funds for 2013-2014 are $17,754,986, of which

488,360 is allocated for Preschool

987,666 is Parentally Placed Private Schools

16,278,960 is Part B, Entitlement

$17,754,986 GRAND TOTAL

 



Recommendation

Approve the IDEA  and PreK grant applications and the proposed expenditures.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 6/11/2013

Authority for Action
Federal - Part IV of the Budget

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Partial

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
13-14$488,360.00Yes4229280414011xxxxxxxxxx
$987,666Yes4229280414015xxxxxxxxxx
$16,278,960Yes4229280414014xxxxxxxxxx
TOTAL$17,754,986

Contact

Sue Carver, Director, Instructional, Behavioral and Psychological Services, x520




Attachment:  IDEA Part B, Entitlement.pdf