ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-07-010

Date Created : 08/11/2006


Co-op Directors
other: LEA Supervisors
Other Interested Parties

Type of Memo: Administrative
Response Required: No
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Laura Bednar, Assistant Commissioner
Special Ed Programs: Allocation of Special Ed Services Funds in FY 2006-07

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. § 6-41-102; ADE Special Ed Annual Plan under Part B of the IDEA

Contact Person:
Janice Hood

Phone Number:


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) received a Special Education Services appropriation in Act 2131 of 2005 to in part support the payment of salaries of qualified special education supervisors. The ADE must distribute these funds in a manner necessary to carry out the intent of the appropriation.

The ADE has determined that it can best carry out the intent of the appropriation by making funds available to each school district and open enrollment charter school on the basis of Average Daily Membership (ADM), which is consistent with other ADE methodologies used to allocate state education aid. The portion of the Act 2131 appropriation available to support the payment of special education supervisor salaries in FY06-07 will be allocated on the basis of each district’s or open enrollment charter school’s pro rata share of the average of the statewide first three quarters FY05-06 ADM.

The amount of funds available to each school district and open enrollment charter school in support of the payment of salaries of appropriately qualified special education supervisors is included as an attachment. Districts and open enrollment charter schools will certify the use of special education funds to support supervisor salaries as part of the FY06-07 Consolidated Application in October 2006. Funds so certified will be disbursed in lump sum to each school district and open enrollment charter school.


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