ERIC Number: ED407782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Funding: A Handbook of Procedures and Definitions, 1996-97.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
Designed to assist Alberta (Canada) school authorities in preparing applications for special education funding, this handbook describes the types of special education funding available, how to apply for special education funding, and how applications for special education funding are monitored. An introduction explains that school boards and schools are expected to use a portion of the Basic Instruction Funding, plus any additional funding received for students with special needs, to establish appropriate programs and services for all students with special needs. The report then provides: (1) a chart of the types of special education funding available; (2) a summary chart of special education funding with descriptions of how the funding is provided, including eligibility and funding amounts; (3) the procedures for obtaining and processing different types of funding (including basic instruction funding, severe disabilities funding, institutional funding, regional assessment services, early childhood services, basic instruction and severe disabilities funding for private schools, and resident students of the government in private schools); (4) definitions of students with special needs; (5) funding program codes and student codes; and (6) the funding rate schedule for the 1996-97 school year. (CR)
Descriptors: Definitions, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Program Administration, Program Implementation, School Funds, Special Education
Special Education Branch, 10th Floor, East Devonian Building, 11160 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alberta T5K OL2, Canada; telephone: 403-422-0326; fax: 403-422-2039.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada