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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Updated Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Expenditure Guide

Source: Special Education Finance

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors, Superintendents, Financial Administrators, ECSE Coordinators

Date: February 8, 2011

The Special Education Finance Section has recently posted the updated Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Expenditure Guide at http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/Finance/documents/sef-ECSEmanual.pdf.  This manual provides guidance on the fiscal rules for operating an ECSE program, explains the cost-savings measures the Division has taken to help control the increasing cost of the ECSE program, and includes step-by-step instructions on how to complete and amend the ECSE Expenditure Report (ER).  Please note that this guide does not contain new programmatic changes; it only reinforces what has already been implemented/established. 

A webinar on the ECSE Expenditure Guide will be conducted Wednesday, February 23, 2011, from 9:30-10:30 a.m.  This presentation will highlight important information provided in the updated ECSE Expenditure Guide, including other technical assistance documents.  More information on the webinar can be found at http://dese.mo.gov/Webinar02-23-11FAS.htm.  Special Education Directors, Early Childhood Special Education Staff, and Financial Administrators may be interested in viewing this webinar.

Any questions may be directed to the Special Education Finance Section at (573) 751-0622 or by email at spedfunding@dese.mo.gov.