ERIC Number: ED420137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Funding: A Handbook of Procedures and Definitions 1997/1998.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
This guide to special education funding in Alberta (Canada) describes the types of special education funding available, explains how to apply for special education funding, and discusses how applications for special education funding are monitored. An overview presents a chart of special education funding for 1997/1998 that shows funding and rates for public schools, early childhood services, and private schools. Next, a summary chart shows funding amounts for 1997/1998 for basic instruction, basic instruction for high school students with special needs, extra funds for students with severe disabilities, and funds for students in institutionalized programs. Additional charts then provide detail on funding for each of these major categories broken down into more specific sub-categories. The following section addresses procedures and processing of funding, with a chart showing categories of funding, procedures and submission dates. This chart is followed by text which details requirements of school jurisdictions under each category, those for public schools, early childhood services, and private schools. Definitions are then provided for 17 disabilities grouped into three categories: gifted and talented, mild/moderate disabling conditions, and severe disabling conditions. Finally, the guide provides coding instructions and funding rate schedules for the 1997/1998 school year. (DB)
Descriptors: Definitions, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Instructional Student Costs, Private Schools, Special Education, State Aid, State School District Relationship
Alberta Education, Special Education Branch, 10th Floor, East Devonian Building, 11160 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L2, Canada; telephone 403-422-6326; fax: 403-422-2039; World Wide Web: http://www. ednet.edc.gov.ab.ca
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada