Funds are awarded to the OSDE by the United States Department of Education (USDE), Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), to "flow-through" to the LEA contingent upon an LEA's application for Part B funds.
IDEA Part B funds are awarded on the basis of noncompetitive application.
|Part I LEA Agreement||Last Friday in June||Friday, June 28, 2013|
|Assurances||Last Friday in June||Friday, June 28, 2013|
|High Needs Application||Last Friday in July||Friday, July 26, 2013|
|Part II Budget Application||Last Friday in July||Friday, July 26, 2013|
The FY 2013 Special Education Assurances and Local Educational Agency (LEA) Agreement are now accessible online.
Assurances and LEA Agreement are due by Friday, June 28, 2013. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Consolidated Application is due Friday, September 27, 2013.
To access IDEA Assurances and the LEA Agreement:
(1) go to the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) Web site at http://www.ok.gov/sde;
(2) click on School District Reporting Site to access the login;
(3) log in with your username and password; and
(4) click on Grants Management and Expenditure Reporting.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 granted states the flexibility to set aside a percent of the funds reserved for state-level activities to establish a funding mechanism that would reimburse local educational agencies (LEAs) for costs of high needs students with disabilities (34 § 300.704(c)). The out-of-state residential placement is Tier I of Oklahoma’s high needs fund. Tier 2 includes funding for all other high needs students with excessive costs to the LEA.
The average per pupil expenditure for FY 2013 for the Tier II High Need Student Application is $7,454. The amount needed for a student to qualify is 3 x the average per pupil expenditure which totals $22,362 and the total cost of all high need students in the LEA must be at least ten percent (10%) of the LEA’s 2012-2013 IDEA Flow-Through allocation.
Sequestration Memorandum (pdf) - August 7, 2012
FY 2013 Budget Reminder
End of Year Reports: Special Eduation Services Finance Department Contact Information
Should you have questions regarding Special Education Finance, please contact Ms. Cynthia Valenzuela, Executive Director, at (405)521-4872