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Special Education Listserv

Subject: FY11 Coordinated Early Intervening Services Reporting Verification Sheet Due September 30, 2011

Source: Special Education Finance

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors, Financial Administrators, Superintendents

Date: September 1, 2011

As you know, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) allows districts to use up to 15 percent of IDEA Part B funds to provide Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) to students in kindergarten through grade 12 (with particular emphasis on students in kindergarten through grade 3), who have NOT been identified as needing special education and related services, but who need additional academic and behavioral support to succeed in a general education environment.

If Part B funds were spent to provide CEIS during the 2010-11 school year, LEAs must submit a CEIS Reporting Verification Sheet (RVS) (located at http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/Finance/EarlyInterveningServices.htm) indicating how the funds were spent and the amount of funds spent.  The amount of Part B funds spent to provide CEIS reported on the RVS must match the amount of Part B funds spent to provide CEIS reported on the Part B Final Expenditure Report (FER).  Both the FY11 CEIS RVS and Part B FER are due September 30, 2011. 

A guidance document for CEIS is located at http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/Finance/EarlyInterveningServices.htm.     

LEAs that are interested in using Part B funds to provide CEIS during the 2011-12 school year are encouraged to contact the Department before obligating any funds to determine if the activities are allowable.  Please contact the Special Education Finance Section at (573) 751-0622 or spedfunding@dese.mo.gov or the Special Education Compliance Section at (573) 751-0699 or secompliance@dese.mo.gov with any questions.