SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 58
August 21, 1998
|FROM:||Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||1998-99 IDEA, PL 105-17 Part B Grant Awards for Special Education|
Part B (Section 613) Flow Through This memorandum is the official grant award notification under the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997. The Grant Award is based on the per pupil amount of $555 multiplied by your division's December 1, 1997 count of children with disabilities ages 3-21. The amount of flow-through funds available to each division is reflected on the attached grant award list. This memorandum serves as the notice of the approval of your 1998-99 Annual Special Education Plan. The award was predicated upon the approval by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction of your 1998-99 Annual Plan for Special Education and Part B Funding Application. The total state grant under IDEA increased significantly for the period beginning July 1, 1998. The per pupil amount used to determine the local school division's grant increased by $72 over last year's amount. The grant period extends from July 1, 1998, through September 30, 2000. Funds are provided to the school division through a cost reimbursement process. Your division's expenditures will be reimbursed based upon an approved budget reflecting the actual award amount. Part B (Section 619) Preschool Grants This memorandum is the official grant notification to school divisions that have approved applications under Section 619 Early Childhood Special Education Programs. Awards are based on the December 1, 1996, child count data for children ages 3-5 at a per pupil amount of $519. The amount of each division's award is shown on the attached grant award list. The 1998-99 grant period is July 1, 1998, through September 30, 1999. Funds may not be encumbered after September 30, 1999. Note The dates of the grant awards will be different for school divisions not submitting a plan that is substantially approvable to the Department of Education by July 1, 1998. Grant award documents will be distributed under a separate mailing to school divisions not listed on the attached tables. Reimbursements Reimbursement for expenditures pursuant to these programs cannot be honored if program or budget modifications are carried out without prior approval. Funds available under the provisions of IDEA, Part B, must be used to provide special education and related services to children with disabilities as outlined in your division's approved 1998-99 applications (Flow Through or Pre-school). Amendments to the Annual Plan/Funding Applications Amendments to the policies and procedures submitted with the 1998-99 annual plan and applications for federal funds must be submitted when the school board approves them. Likewise changes to procedures, forms, or other backup documentation submitted with the plan also should be submitted as implemented. The annual plan should be a reflection of current policies, procedures, and practices of the local school division. Questions pertaining to the Flow-Through awards may be directed to Tony Faina at (804) 225-2700. Questions concerning the Preschool Awards should be addressed to Mrs. Linda Bradford, specialist, (804)225-2675, or Mrs. Susan Pinson, grant manager at (804) 225-2539. PDS:kts Attachments: List of Grant awards A hard copy of this memo and its attachments will be sent to the superintendent's office.