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.
Section 611 - Flow-through funds are for children with disabilities aged three through twenty-one, and are awarded on a formula based on:
Section 619 - Preschool funds are earmarked for children with disabilities aged three through five, and are awarded on a formula based on:
|Agreement, Assurances & Applications||Due Dates|
|Opening Date||Closing Date|
|Assurances & Part I LEA Agreement||May 1, 2015||June 26, 2015|
|High Needs Application||Fourth Friday in July||July 24, 2015|
|FY2014 Closeout||N/A||September 18, 2015|
|Part II Budget Application||July 1, 2015||N/A|
|End of Year Data Report||May 4, 2015||July 10, 2015|
The FY 2015 Special Education Assurances and Local Educational Agency (LEA) Agreement are now accessible online.
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.
Per pupil expenditure for FY 2014 for the Tier II High Need Student Application is $7,743.00. The amount needed for a student to qualify is 3 X the average per pupil expenditure which totals $23,229.00 and the total cost of all high need students in the LEA must be at least ten percent (10%) of the LEA’s 2013-2014 IDEA Flow-Through allocation.
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