FY23 Oct 21 - Special Education for School Business Administrators

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    • Non-member - $650
    • Community Admin - Free!
    • Basic - $500
    • Full Package - $500
    • Retired - $500
    • Business Staff - $500
    • Basic - Payroll - $500
    • Associate - $500

The 3-day course will provide a comprehensive view of Special Education financial management.  Participants will gain an understanding of the Individual Education Program (IEP) process and the impact to staffing, transportation, related services, and finances.  Course sessions will include speakers/practitioners; hand's on activities; and discussions of best practices.  By the conclusion of the course, participants will have gained the knowledge necessary to actively participate in the development of a Special Education budget that meets the needs of all students in the most cost effective manner.


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Oct 21 Attendance
Recorded 10/21/2022
Recorded 10/21/2022
Welcome and Introductions
10/21/2022 at 7:06 AM (EDT)   |  0 minutes
10/21/2022 at 7:06 AM (EDT)   |  0 minutes Table Exercise: Your Mileage May Vary * Which districts have established a Special Education Reserve/Stabilization Fund? * Which districts are discussing the creation of this fund? * Which districts carry forward circuit breaker funds? Periodically? Annually? * Which districts pre-pay out-of-district tuition payments? As these sessions come up today, please share your experiences during Q&A.
Session 1: Special Education Pricing Unit OSD
10/21/2022 at 7:07 AM (EDT)   |  0 minutes
10/21/2022 at 7:07 AM (EDT)   |  0 minutes This session will review the roles and responsibilities of the Operational Services Division’s Special Education Pricing Unit. This unit sets the tuition prices for M.G.L. approved private special education programs for purchase by cities and towns and Commonwealth departments.
Session 2: FY’24 Special Education Pricing / Extraordinary Relief
10/21/2022 at 7:08 AM (EDT)   |  0 minutes
10/21/2022 at 7:08 AM (EDT)   |  0 minutes This session will briefly discuss the FY’24 proposed OSD inflation rate of 14% and the financial impact to districts. Based on your current out-of-district budget, what is the proposed financial impact to your district? We will also review the Circuit Breaker Extraordinary Relief program as a potential relief to the FY’24 rate increases.
Session 3: IEP – Parent Entitlement: Decision Points and Financial Impacts
10/21/2022 at 7:08 AM (EDT)   |  0 minutes
10/21/2022 at 7:08 AM (EDT)   |  0 minutes This session will review the entitlements related to the Individual Education Program (IEP) and what drives key decision making during the IEP process. Topics reviewed will include; how outcomes may have financial impacts to the district, the need for program options in the district and how Special Education Administrators make decisions about when to go to mediation, hearings or offer settlements.
Session 4: Special Education Stabilization Fund (MGL c. 40, Section 13E)
10/21/2022 at 7:09 AM (EDT)   |  0 minutes
10/21/2022 at 7:09 AM (EDT)   |  0 minutes The Municipal Modernization Act inserted a local acceptance section (M.G.L. Ch.40, Section 13E) allowing for the creation of a reserve fund for future payment, without further appropriation, of unanticipated or unbudgeted special education costs, out of district tuition or transportation. The panel will review the process to establish a fund, as well as the challenges and benefits once created.
Session 5: OOD Pre-Payment and Circuit Breaker Carry Forward
10/21/2022 at 7:10 AM (EDT)   |  0 minutes
10/21/2022 at 7:10 AM (EDT)   |  0 minutes This session will review carrying forward Circuit Breaker funds and when and how much a district can pay in advance for services related to collaborative and out-of-district expenses. Collaborative credits will also be reviewed.
Session 6: Calculating Maintenance of Effort (MOE)
10/21/2022 at 7:11 AM (EDT)   |  0 minutes
10/21/2022 at 7:11 AM (EDT)   |  0 minutes This hands-on session will demonstrate how an LEA can demonstrate MOE eligibility through either: (1) the combination of State and local funds in the aggregate; or (2) the combination of State and local funds on a per capita basis.
Session Evaluation: Special Education for SBAs (Day 2)
Recorded 10/21/2022
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PDP Certificate
5.00 PDPs credits  |  Certificate available
5.00 PDPs credits  |  Certificate available