ERIC Number: ED461235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
State Special Education Advisory Panel Budgets. Quick Turn Around (QTA).
Ahearn, Eileen M.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that each state education agency (SEA) establish and maintain an advisory panel for the purpose of providing policy guidance with respect to special education and related services for children with disabilities. This document is a brief summary of survey information received from 48 states and 2 non-state jurisdictions regarding their budgets to support the activities of state special education advisory panels (SEAPs). Of the 50 respondents, a total of 32 states and 1 non-state jurisdiction reported that they do not have a line item budget for their SEAP. In all cases, these states commented that they provide funds to reimburse the expenses incurred by SEAP members for costs they incur related to the SEAP. In most cases, the reimbursement is made from IDEA Part B funds, although 10 states mentioned SEA funds as the source of the payments. Sixteen states and one non-state jurisdiction maintain a budget for their SEAPs. The total amounts ranged from $5,000 to $150,000. Most states use Part B funds for their budgets, although a few states mentioned that they use state funds or a combination of state and federal funds. (CR)
Descriptors: Administration, Advisory Committees, Budgeting, Budgets, Disabilities, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Policy Formation, Related Services (Special Education), Resource Allocation, Special Education, State Programs, Surveys
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 1800 Diagonal Rd., Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-519-3800; Tel: 703-519-7008 (TDD); Fax: 703-519-3808; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.nasdse.org/forum.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B