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Subject: High Need Fund (HNF) Applications are Now Available - Due 1/15/08
Source: Shelley Witherbee, Supervisor, Funds Management

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors and District Administrators

Date: November 16, 2007

The High Need Fund was established to provide funding support to districts with special education students, without regard to disability or placement, whose educational costs exceed three times (3x) the district's Current Expenditure per Average Daily Attendance (ADA) as calculated on the district's 2007 Annual Secretary of the Board Report (ASBR).

The application and policy manual for the High Need Fund are available on the Division's website at http://www.dese.mo.gov/divspeced/Finance/HighNeedIndex.html. All districts seeking reimbursement under this fund must complete and submit the application form. Please review the manual as there have been many changes since last year. Districts must use the Current Expenditure per ADA amounts published on the HNF webpage listed above.

The HNF application is due on or before January 15, 2008, and must be submitted electronically to webreplyspefm@dese.mo.gov. Please save a copy of the application to your hard drive and then email the document as an attachment. If you have any questions, contact Shelley Witherbee
at (573) 522-2523 or by email at shelley.witherbee@dese.mo.gov.

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Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Division of Special Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Email:  webreplyspe@dese.mo.gov
Phone: 573-751-5739   Fax:  573-526-4404

 

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