Arkansas Code Annotated 6-20-323 provides for current year funding for Special Education Catastrophic Occurrences. Special Education Catastrophic Occurrences means those individual cases where special education and related services required by the individualized education program of a particular child is unduly expensive, extraordinary and/or beyond the routine and normal costs associated with special education and related services provided by the local education agency.
Enclosed are forms and instructions for districts to seek reimbursement for special education catastrophic occurrences. Please read the instructions carefully before proceeding. The completed forms are due in the Special Education Office by May 15, 2000. Send reimbursement requests to the following address:
Grants and Data Management
Arkansas Department of Education
4 Capitol Mall, Room 105-C
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-1071