Program Management


Published: February 20th, 2020

FUNDING UPDATE: Proportionate Share Obligations and Flexibilities Guidance

School District Special Education Directors,

Many questions have been received by Exceptional Student Services (ESS) regarding whether unused proportionate share funds can be reverted to other activities under the IDEA entitlement grant after a period of time. ESS has finally received feedback regarding how these funds can be flexible considering time frame and specific criteria. Although detailed requirements are still in development and should be disseminated in April 2020, this memo provides an overview of proportionate share flexibility.

For further questions, please contact ESS Program Management at [email protected].

Posted in Program Management, Updates |
Published: January 21st, 2020

FISCAL UPDATE: Fiscal Year 2020 IDEA High-Cost Funding Opening Soon

Special Education Directors,

ADE/ESS is opening up the IDEA High-Cost Funding application for claims for the 2019-2020 school year on January 27, 2020. All applications will be reviewed and processed to determine if they meet the minimum requirements for any high-cost claim. Details about the criteria used for review are in the this notification.

For any questions or concerns, please email ESS Program Management.

Posted in Program Management, Updates |
Published: March 25th, 2019

FISCAL INFO: Important Dates and Deadlines for IDEA Funding

Directors of Special Education,

ESS Program Management is sharing the following important dates for IDEA Funding and IDEA Fiscal Related activities. Included in this memo is an announcement of a half-day, in-person training at ADE Central on April 15, 2019.

Please share these important updates with your PEA’s Business Manager.

If you have any questions regarding anything mentioned in this update, please contact [email protected] or call 602-542-4013 to speak to an ESS Program Management Specialist.

Posted in Program Management, Training, Updates |