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Action Action Date Reconsidered By
06/16/2020 Adopted

Recommendation Information

That Superintendent's Recommendation #20-134, Grant Award, be adopted as follows:

that the School Committee accept and approve the grant award in the amount and for the period indicated:

Circuit Breaker Allocation for the period October 3, 2017 to June 30, 2019 in the increased amount of $509,038.00.Project/Grant SC18776.

Description:The state's Special Education Circuit Breaker program, managed as a grant, reimburses local school districts for a portion of their costs of educating high-needs special education students.The state aims to reimburse, subject to budget appropriation, 75% of district costs in excess of four times the state average foundation budget per pupil as calculated under state law.The initial FY 18 reimbursement was set by the state at 65%, but was subsequently increased to 75%.The Circuit Breaker budget in any given year reflects the district's reimbursement for prior year expenses.All Circuit Breaker funds are budgeted for tuition.This increase will be used for FY 19 expenses.