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12. Funding Requirements: Provides that State and Local funds may supplement and not supplant proportionate amount of Federal funds.

State and local funds may supplement and in no case supplant the proportionate amount of Federal funds required to be expended for parentally-placed private school children with disabilities under Part 300.
[34 CFR 300.133(d)] [20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(10)(A)(i)(IV)]


**Note: This is also connected to provision # 11 in this Topic Brief. For better clarity and understanding, they should be reviewed together.

Dialogue Starter - Cross-stakeholder

Reaction Questions

  1. Why do you think it is important for the regulations to be specific in that state and local funds may supplement and not supplant the proportionate amount of federal funds for parentally-placed private school children with disabilities?


  2. From your perspective, what are the benefits and drawbacks of the proportionate share provision for the LEA and private schools?


  3. How might the provision to supplement and not supplant the proportionate amount of federal funds be viewed by various stakeholders in the school district regarding parentally-placed private school children with disabilities?


  4. How might states/districts with voucher programs for private schools be impacted by these funding provisions?


Application Questions

  1. What considerations need to be addressed (e.g., per pupil allotments and basic funding issues) as LEAs approach the fiscal issues for students with disabilities enrolled in private schools?


  2. How might an LEA compensate financially for the new responsibility of having to provide funding for children parentally-placed in the district, and not living in the district?


  3. What accountability procedures are in place or need to be in place to ensure the funds are being used to educate children?
    • How will the funds be tracked as parents may move their child from school to school?
    • How might the responsibility for tracking those funds be handled at the district and state levels?


  4. What processes need to be in place to ensure the appropriate monitoring, disbursement, and use of funds for private school parentally-placed students with disabilities?

    These questions were developed by the following stakeholders working together:

    Role: Teacher
    Location: California

    Role: School Psychologist
    Location: Connecticut

    Role: Speech-Language Pathologist
    Location: Florida

    Role: Educational Consultant
    Location: Florida

    Role: Family Member
    Location: Georgia

    Role: Higher Education
    Location: Indiana

    Role: Administrator
    Location: Iowa

    Role: Teacher
    Location: Minnesota

    Role: Family Member
    Location: Wisconsin

    Role: Family Member
    Location: West Virginia