Within the context of results-driven accountability, accurate fiscal data is a critical component. The IDEA contains a number of requirements regarding state and local funds for special education and the use of federal dollars. Accurate data are necessary to ensure compliance with these fiscal requirements and to inform decisions about resource allocation and educational programs, which ultimately impact student outcomes.
WDE’s 2023-24 Application for Part B Federal Special Education Funds
Each year the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) submits a state application under the Part B Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as amended in 2004 Federal Special Education Funds. The application consists of two required components for funds. The first section requires the state to provide assurances that it has in effect policies and procedures to meet all eligibility requirements of Part B of the Act as found in PL 108-446, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and applicable regulations (IDEA). If the state cannot provide the assurances outlined, it must provide a date when revision will be made in order to bring state policies and procedures in line with the federal regulations.
The second component of the application is a spreadsheet that includes:
- How amounts retained under section 20 U.S.C. 1411€ for state administration and state-level activities will be used to meet the requirements of Part B.
- Specifically how those amounts will be allocated among the state-level activities described in 20 U.S.C. 1411(e) (1) and (2) to meet state priorities based on input from Local Education Agencies (LEAs); and
- Dollar amounts, if any, that will be distributed to LEAs by formula.
This link will take you to a Google folder in which you will find the WDE’s 2023-24 Application for Part B Federal Special Education Funds and the Interactive Spreadsheet for your review. The WDE will be accepting public comments from March 24, 2023 through April 22, 2023 via this google form. The state will review and consider all the public comments and make any necessary modifications to the application or policies and procedures, as appropriate. Public comment may also be submitted via email or US Mail, Wyoming Department of Education.
For more information, please contact Deb Montoya, Fiscal Analyst, Special Education Programs at (307)777-6220 or email@example.com. 122 W. 25th St, Ste E200, Cheyenne, WY 82002.