ERIC Number: ED057514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Texas Plan "A": Two Emerging Models for Provision of Services to the Handicapped in Sparsely Populated Areas.
Moss, John R.
Described are the plans and non-categorical special education program toward which Texas school districts will move. The program is designed to provide services to handicapped children (age range 3 to 21 years) in sparsely populated rural areas as well as heavily populated areas. All Texas school districts will adopt the new program by 1976. In the new program, teachers, teacher aides, and support personnel are awarded on the basis of a formula arrived at by determining the average daily attendance for either the district or cooperative district. The formula provides financial incentive for school districts to move to the new plan. The state plan for comprehensive special education is described to include the following: basic personnel allocations; financial allotment for initial appraisal and reappraisal of pupils considered for or receiving special education; financial allotment for special education instructional materials; provision of necessary transportation facilities for all handicapped children; provision of special seats for the students; electronic communication services for homebound pupils; cooperative and joint agreements between two or more school districts; contracts with non-public schools; and allocation for consultant services. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: East Tennessee State Univ., Johnson City.
Note: Paper presented at the Special Conference on Emerging Models of Special Education for Sparsely Populated Areas (Memphis, Tennessee, December 3, 1971)