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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) 2009-10 Reporting

Source: Funds Management

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors, Superintendents, Financial Administrators

Date: June 30, 2010

As you know, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) allows districts to use up to 15 percent of IDEA Part B funds to provide Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) to students in kindergarten through grade 12 (with particular emphasis on students in kindergarten through grade 3), who have NOT been identified as needing special education and related services, but who need additional academic and behavioral support to succeed in a general education environment.

If Part B funds were spent to provide CEIS during the 2009-10 school year, LEAs must submit a Reporting Verification Sheet (RVS) (located at

http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/Finance/EarlyInterveningServices.htm)

indicating how the funds were spent and the amount of funds spent.  The amount of Part B funds spent to provide CEIS reported on the RVS must match the amount of Part B funds spent to provide CEIS reported on the Part B IDEA Final Expenditure Report (FER).  Both the RVS and Part B IDEA FER are due July 30. 

A guidance document for CEIS is located at

http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/Finance/EarlyInterveningServices.htm.    

LEAs that are interested in using Part B funds to provide CEIS during the 2010-11 school year are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to contact the Division before obligating any funds to determine if the activities are allowable.  Please contact the Funds Management Section at (573) 751-0622 or webreplyspefm@dese.mo.gov or the Compliance Section at (573)

751-0699 or webreplyspeco@dese.mo.gov with any questions.