The Colorado Special Education Fiscal Advisory Committee Announces High Cost Grant Awards

Posted on June 9, 2010

 

The Colorado Special Education Fiscal Advisory Committee (SEFAC) reviewed the special education high cost student applications for the 2008 – 2009 school year and announced the grant awards on June 4, 2010.

Four million dollars was appropriated in the Exceptional Children’s Educational Act to reimburse school districts for students in high cost placements or programs ‐‐ $2 million for in‐district high cost programs, and $2 million for high cost out-of-district placements.

The SEFAC reviewed applications from several school districts and  BOCES and determined which grant applications to approve, and the amounts to be awarded after applicable revenues were deducted from the costs submitted for reimbursement.  In making its grant awards, the SEFAC considered each school district’s annual audited expenditures, and the percentage high cost claims represented of the district’s total audited expenditures.  

ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS FUNDED FOR OUT OF DISTRICT PLACEMENTS

—  The threshold was set at $40,000 per student.
—  The appropriation funded 37 (45%) of the 82 high cost out‐of‐district students.
—  After ranking the applications from 24 administrative units, only 18 AU’s were able to be funded with the money      available.

Adams County School District #1 ‐ Mapleton 1                                   $ 83,105
Adams County School District #12 ‐ Northglenn – Thornton 12  $ 185,231
Adams County School District #14 ‐ Adams 14                                   $ 143,868
Adams County School District #50 ‐ Westminster 50                      $ 57,310
Arapahoe County School District #1 ‐ Englewood 1                          $ 64,102
Arapahoe County School District #6 ‐ Littleton 6                              $ 234,774
Boulder County School District RE‐1J ‐ St. Vrain Valley RE‐1J     $ 213,280
Boulder County School District RE‐2 ‐ Boulder Valley RE‐2           $ 166,235
El Paso County School District # 3 ‐ Widefield 3                                  $ 80,945
El Paso County School District # 8 ‐ Fountain 8                                   $ 46,362
Ft Lupton/Keenesburg Consortium                                                          $ 100,527
Larimer County School District R‐2J ‐ Thompson R‐2J                    $ 200,630
Larimer County School District R‐3 ‐ Estes Park R‐3                          $ 29,660
Weld County School District # 4 ‐ Weld 4                                                $ 23,221

East Central BOCES                                                                                            $ 151,505

Mount Evans BOCES                                                                                          $ 88,973
Centennial BOCES                                                                                               $ 57,683
Ute Pass BOCES                                                                                                    $ 72,589

TOTAL:                                                                                                                     $ 2,000,000

ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS FUNDED FOR IN‐DISTRICT PLACEMENTS

–  The threshold was set at $25,000 per student.
—  The appropriation funded 72 (17%) of the 422 high cost in‐district students
—  After ranking the applications from 29 administrative units, only 13 AU’s were able to be funded with the money available.

El Paso County District #12 ‐ Cheyenne Mtn 12                                      $ 138,129
Ft Lupton/Keenesburg Consortium                                                             $ 45,359
Larimer County School District R‐3 ‐ Estes Park R‐3                            $ 77,129
East Central BOCES                                                                                              $ 132,607
Mountain BOCES                                                                                                  $ 480,891
Northeast BOCES                                                                                                 $ 103,842
Pikes Peak BOCES                                                                                                $ 185,691
San Juan BOCES                                                                                                   $ 120,689
Southeastern BOCES                                                                                          $ 43,014
Uncompahgre BOCES                                                                                        $ 67,128
Centennial BOCES                                                                                               $ 64,129
Ute Pass BOCES                                                                                                    $ 444,481
Rio Blanco BOCES                                                                                                $ 96,911

TOTAL:                                                                                                                     $ 2,000,000

By Jack Robinson

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