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