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Special Education Listserv

Subject: FY14 High Need Fund Application Available

Source: Special Education Finance

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors, District Administrators

Date: October 16, 2013

The FY14 High Need Fund (HNF) application and manual have been posted on the Special Education Finance webpage at http://www.dese.mo.gov/divspeced/Finance/HighNeedIndex.html.  The HNF provides reimbursement for districts serving any student with a disability whose educational costs exceed three times the district's Current Expenditure per ADA amount as calculated on the FY13 Annual Secretary of the Board Report (ASBR).  This is an OPTIONAL application.

Applications for services provided during the 2012-13 school year must be submitted electronically via email as an attachment to spedfunding@dese.mo.gov by November 30, 2013, to be eligible for reimbursement.  Applications will auto fill data based on the county district code selected; however, districts must still enter student information and applicable costs.  Districts will be sent a receipt confirmation by email.  Please keep this email for your records. 

Please note that students should NOT be claimed on the both the HNF and Public Placement Fund applications in the same year.

If you have any questions, please contact Special Education Finance at (573) 751-0622 or by email at spedfunding@dese.mo.gov.