IDEA, Part B Under COVID-19: Compliance Concerns for Closing out 2019-2020, CARES Act, and Compensatory Service
The COVID-19 school closures have created unprecedented challenges for school systems, not the least among them the provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities in accordance with IDEA. This virtual training will cover high priority IDEA compliance topics in terms of closing out the 2019-2020 school year during these challenging times and preparing for a successful return to brick and mortar operation, as well as, reviewing the impact of and potential flexibilities that may come from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act on IDEA programming. The CARES Act provides new funding that includes all allowable uses of funds under IDEA (as well as many other flexible options) and provided the U.S. Secretary of Education with an opportunity to request the authority to waive requirements not otherwise waivable. CARES Act funds will be available as well as remaining FY 19 IDEA funds with FY20 funds coming in July. Will the FY 18 IDEA funds be extended until 2021 under GEPA as the ESSA funds have been? Each of these funding streams must be documented and expended on allowable costs. The session will highlight topics such as allowability, extended school year, compensatory services, and maintenance of effort, among others.
Who Will Benefit?
This webinar is of value to all federal granting agencies, federal grant recipients, and everyone who works with federal grants, including:
- Grant and program administrators
- Grant program staff
- State, district and school personnel
- Program monitors
What Will You Learn?
- Understand updated guidance related to COVID-19 from the U.S. Department of Education and Office of Management and Budget;
- Learn how to best serve students under IDEA during school closures and ensure costs are allowable and meet related documentation requirements and flexibility;
- Appreciate how best to document allowable expenses in light of extraordinary circumstances; and
- Be provided recommendations and best practices on how to address compliance issues including extended school year, compensatory services, and maintenance of effort.
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