Special Education Finance

The Special Education Finance Section is responsible for calculating and distributing IDEA Special Education Part B (611 & 619), Early Childhood Special Education, High Need Fund, Public Placement Fund, Readers for the Blind Program, and various other grant payments to local school districts and charters schools throughout Missouri.  The Section provides technical assistance to local school district and charter school officials on topics pertaining to federal finance regulations such as the calculation of IDEA Maintenance of Effort (MOE) and determining Proportionate Share obligations.  Special Education Finance also conducts onsite, desk monitoring, and desk audit reviews on an annual basis. 

Funding/Allocations
Due Dates
IDEA Fiscal Requirements
Fiscal Monitoring
  • IDEA Fiscal Monitoring
    • Tiered Monitoring System Introduction and Overview
    • Tiered Monitoring Cohort List
    • Fiscal Monitoring Guide
    • Fiscal Monitoring Regional Trainings
  • General Guidance 
    • Time and Effort
ECSE
Resources
Contacts

LeAnn Craighead, Coordinator
(573) 751-3561
Financial and Administrative Services

Alicia Hunt Ketterman, Director
(573) 751-4385
Special Education Finance

Gary Sanders, Assistant Director
(573) 526-5283
Special Education Contracts

Leslie Turpin, Assistant Director
(573) 751-7022
Fiscal Monitoring

Michael Dierking, Supervisor
(573) 522-2523
Special Purpose Funds

Lindsay Thomas, Supervisor
(573) 751-0622
Fiscal Monitoring
IDEA Part B and Early Childhood Special Education Contact for Charter LEAs, Kansas City, St. Louis City, Special School District St. Louis Co., and SSD Component Districts

Betty Lohmann, Program Specialist
(573) 751-6904
IDEA Part B and Early Childhood Special Education Contact for County District Codes 050-001 to 115-930

Sid Belt, Data Specialist
(573) 751-0623
IDEA Part B and Early Childhood Special Education Contact for County District Codes 001-090 to 049-148