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Subject: Part B IDEA calculation for 2011-12

Source: Source: Special Education Finance, Division of Financial and Administrative Services

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors, Superintendents, MOSIS and Core Data Contacts

Date: March 31, 2011

During the month of April, we will begin our IDEA Part B calculation for the 2011-12 school year.  IDEA requires the calculation to be based on the sum of three components:  Base Amount, Enrollment Calculation, and Poverty Calculation.  The Enrollment and Poverty calculations use data from the following sources:

1) September Enrollment (Core Data Screen 16) - This was due October 15, 2010.

2) Home School Students (Core Data Screen 15) - This was due February 15, 2011.

3) Non Public Enrollment - This was due November 12, 2010 (Non Public School submits Non Public Registration form to DESE Federal Financial Management Section.  Today is the last day to make changes to this information).  

4) Free/Reduced Lunch Count (Core Data Screen 15) - This was due February 15, 2011.

Missing LEA data will result in LEA receiving a smaller allocation.  Please check the appropriate Core Data Screens to ensure your LEA has submitted the required data.  The Non Public Enrollment information can be found on the Federal Programs Financial Management section web page at: (click on Nonpublic).  At this time, we do not have an estimate of the amount of 2011-12 Part B funds per district.  A preliminary estimate will be posted as soon as possible.

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