Amounts for the December 16, 2019 payment of Special Education and School-Age Parents categorical aid, the second payment of the year, have been determined. We have had to lower the estimated proration rate for interim payments to 24.8 percent, due to a higher-than-expected increase in costs over the previous year. A slightly lower rate is used for these payments to avoid overpayment; the final payment in June 2020 will reflect each LEA’s full aid eligibility at the year’s final proration rate. Without the additional funds provided for Special Education Aid this year, the payment rate would be about 1 percent lower still.
Updated 2019-20 payment worksheets are available on the Categorical Aid Computation and Eligibility page.