The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides federal funds under Part B, Section 611, to assist in the provision of special education instructional and related services. These funds are referred to as Title VI-B “pass through” funds to Local Education Agencies (LEA).
In general, Title VI-B is not to be included as a source of funds for ACSIP Actions. However, if an Action incorporates one or more of the following strategies, Title VI-B may be included as a source of funds.
1. School wide programs under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as defined at Section 1114 of the ESEA, consistent with conditions established in Sections 300.234 & 300.235 of the IDEA implementing regulations.
2. Special education and related services, and supplementary aids and services, provided in a regular class or other education-related setting to a child with a disability in accordance with the child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), even if one or more non-disabled children benefit.
3. Development and implementation of a fully integrated and coordinated services system designed to improve results for children and families, including children with disabilities and their families, in accordance with Section 300.244 of the IDEA implementing regulations.
4. School-based planning designed to reform and improve systems and results for education, early intervention, and transitional services to children with disabilities, in accordance with Sections 300.245 - 300.250.
This topic, along with other information related to special education/ACSIP integration, will be covered in more detail during a Special Show 2004 session on the afternoon of July 29, 2004 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The session will also include guidance to school districts on incorporating into ACSIP the results of the 2003-2004 Special Education School Self-Assessments.