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Action Action Date Reconsidered By
04/05/2022 Adopted

Recommendation Information

That Superintendent's Recommendation #22-54, Grant Award, be adopted as follows: that the School Committee accept and approve the grant award below in the amount and for the period indicated:

FY22 Special Education IDEA Allocation INCREASE, for the period of September 23, 2021 to June 30, 2022 in the increased amount of $12,871. Grant SC22605.

Description: The $18,781 increase is distributed as follows: $10,452 into tuition, $1,931 into salary and benefits for CCEIS position, and $488 into proportionate share services. Original text: The purpose of the IDEA grant is to provide funds to ensure that eligible students with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education that includes special education and related services designed to meet their individual needs. The largest portion of the IDEA allocation will be used for out-of-district tuition. To meet the requirement of propionate, share for private schools, a set-aside of #123,329 will be used to provide services (teachers and consultant) to private school students and staff. The remainders of the grant ($426,926) will be used for activities under the Comprehensive Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CCEIS), including the 1.0 FTE Coordinator's position. As of this year, the district is required to implement a plan for CCEIS in order to mitigate the disproportionate identification of the subset of African American/Black Students for special education services. The district's plan includes a review and possible revision of assessment practices, Student Support Teams and Individual Student Support plans, as well as steps to strengthen the implementation of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). There is also $3,000 for membership in the MA Urban Project.