ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : COM-08-072

Date Created : 12/28/2007

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
other: LEA Supervisors
EC Coordinators

Type of Memo: Administrative
Response Required: No
   
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
Subject:
Special Ed Programs: FY 2007-08 Catastrophic Occurrences Registration/Technical Assistance

Regulatory Authority:
ACA Section 6-20-2303(17), IDEA (20 US.C.A., Section 1400, et seq.)

Contact Person:
Ms. Janice Hood

Phone Number:
501-682-4223

E-mail:
janice.hood@arkansas.gov

Fiscal year 2007-2008 Special Education Catastrophic Occurrences students must be registered on the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Special Education Web site (http://arksped.k12.ar.us) by January 31, 2008, in order to file for possible reimbursement of costs on May 1, 2008. The Registry site is accessed through MySped Resource under the Finance tab. A Userís Guide for the Registry is located under the Support tab.

Registration of each potentially eligible student on the Special Education Web site by January 31, 2008, is necessary to allow sufficient time for the ADE to provide on-site technical assistance to school districts. The purpose of Catastrophic Occurrences on-site technical assistance is to ensure that students for whom Catastrophic Occurrences funding is requested are properly identified and are receiving a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment, including special education and related services, in accordance with an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Additional information on the Special Education Catastrophic Occurrences program can be found at http://arksped.k12.ar.us by referring to Rule 24.00 under the Policy link, Rules and Regulations.

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