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Schoolwide Programs Guidance

 

Description

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) permits a local educational agency (LEA) to carry out a schoolwide program under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). [34 CFR §300.206]

Schoolwide Programs Q & A

Title I, Part A, Section 1114 Schoolwide Programs

Guidance regarding Title I, Part A is covered on pages 31-49

IDEA, Part B (IDEA-B) Requirements

The amount of IDEA-B funds used in any schoolwide program may not exceed –

The IDEA-B amount received by the LEA for that fiscal year divided by the number of children with disabilities in the jurisdiction of the LEA; and multiplied by the number of children with disabilities participating in the schoolwide program.

IDEA-B funds used in the schoolwide program must be considered as federal Part B funds for the purposes of Excess cost calculations.

Although IDEA-B funds will be used with the flexibility permitted for schoolwide programs, all other IDEA-B requirements, except as provided in paragraph (b) of 34 CFR §300.206, must be met, including:

  1. Children with disabilities in schoolwide program schools must receive services in accordance with a properly developed Individualized Education Program (IEP); and
  2. Children with disabilities in schoolwide program schools must be afforded all the rights and services guaranteed to children with disabilities under the Act.

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