ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : ACC-99-029

Date Created : 11/16/1998

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
other: LEA Special Education Supervisors

Type of Memo: Administrative
Response Required: Yes
   
Section:   Accountability - Dr. Charity Smith
Subject:
Special Education Programs, 1998 Child Count Under the Individuals with Disabilities Educa

Regulatory Authority:
34 CFR 300.750 and Section 1221(b)(5)(A)&(B) of PL 100-297

Contact Person:
Clent Holly, Lavern Robinson

Phone Number:
501-682-4223

E-mail:

The attached forms and instructions are provided for your use in submitting your December 1, 1998, child count.

Please note that the forms include necessary information regarding age, sex, ethnic designation, primary disability category, and educational placement. Data submitted on these forms will be used for the Annual Data Report required under IDEA and other necessary information concerning children with disabilities.

In order for a district to receive federal funding for students with disabilities, a student must be:

1. identified to be in need of special education services in accordance with state and federal regulations, and

2. have an individualized education program in place and be receiving services on December 1.

LEAs utilizing the computer programs from the Arkansas Special Education Resource Center (ASERC) will be able to generate a printout to be mailed directly to the Special Education Office.

Deadline for submitting the December 1 count is December 18, 1998. Failure to submit an official count form will result in no Part B funds for FY 2000.

NOTE: Before submitting the count to the Special Education Office, please review thoroughly to ensure that the report is accurate. Compare the 1998 count to the 1997 reported count and check for any significant changes. If errors are discovered after the report has been submitted, revised reports increasing or decreasing the count will be accepted through December 31, 1998. Thereafter, only downward revisions will be accepted.

Send completed forms to:

Grants and Data Management
Special Education
4 State Capitol Mall, Room 105-C
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-1071

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