Data on these State Performance Plan (SPP) indicators are annually collected from each local educational agency (LEA) and monitored by DPI. The results are reported in the Annual Performance Report (APR) to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) on February 1. Click on the indicator number above for detailed information about that indicator.
As a condition of funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to establish written policies and procedures for implementing federal special education laws.
Special education forms assist local educational agency (LEA) staff and parents in implementing federal and state special education law. In addition, the forms serve as a LEA’s primary documentation tool for demonstrating compliance with many of the requirements of federal and state special education law.
DPI requires LEAs to submit an assurance that the LEA adopted the model special education policies and procedures and forms developed by DPI or submitted its own locally developed special education policies and procedures and forms for DPI review. As part of the annual monitoring activities, DPI requires LEAs to submit for review any subsequent substantive modifications to their policies and procedures and to their forms.
Funds under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are provided to school districts on an entitlement basis for programs and services to children with disabilities. Funds may be used for staffing, educational materials, equipment, and other costs to provide special education and related services, as well as supplementary aids and services, to children with disabilities. LEAs must submit assurances and budgets applications for their flow-through and preschool IDEA funds by July 1 each year. DPI reviews and approves these budgets and any subsequent revisions.