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Special Education Fiscal Advisory Committee (SEFAC)

House Bill 06-1375 established the Colorado Special Education Fiscal Advisory Committee, by amending Article 20 of title 22, Colorado Revised Statutes. As specified in 22-20-114.5, the committee was appointed by the State Board of Education on September 14, 2006.

House Bill 06-1375; SECTION 8. Article 20 of title 22, Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION to read:  22-20-114.5. Special education fiscal advisory committee - special education high-cost grants

House Bill 11-1277; SECTION 20. 22-20-114.5 (1) (b), (2) (a), (3) (a), (3) (a.5), and (3) (b) (II), Colorado Revised Statutes, are amended to read: 22-20-114.5. Special education fiscal advisory committee - special education high-cost grants - definitions - repeal.


High Cost Collection

  • Starts: Monday, January 26, 2015 (collection will not start or end on a weekend)
  • Ends:  Monday, March 2, 2015
  • Notifications: Emailed to all Administrative Unit/BOCES Special Education Directors. General announcements are published in the CDE Scoop

High Cost Allocation Payments

  • High Cost Allocation payments are reviewed by the SEFAC Committee in April.  All approved applications are submitted to the State Board of Education by the April deadline
  • State Board of Education grants approval of the approved allocations at the May meeting. 
  • Email notifications are sent by the 12th of June.
  • Allocation Payments will be posted to the SEFAC website by the 12th of June.
  • All approved  High Cost allocation payments must be distributed by June 30.

Funding in a previous year does not guarantee funding in the current year.

High Cost Application under ECEA overview

Expenditure data reported on the applications should be audited expenditures for both In Administrative Unit (IAU) costs and Out of District (OOD) costs.  The thresholds for funding remain the same; each special education student submitted must exceed $25K for IAU costs and $40K for OOD.  Remember, only include costs directly attributable to this student, and contact us if you have questions regarding unique circumstances. 


SEFAC High Cost Student Reimbursement: Tips, Tools, Techniques, Links


 Reminders:

  • Policy Approved by Special Education Fiscal Advisory Committee (SEFAC):  If the Administrative Unit or BOCES has not completed their CDE Financial December Automated Data Exchange (to the Public School Finance Department) by March 1, 2014 that administrative unit or BOCES will not be eligible for high cost funding.     https://cdeapps.cde.state.co.us/doc_fd_overview.htm
     
  • Transportation Fuel/Maintenance Cost will be calculated using Federal rates per mile published annually.  For the 2012-13 reporting year the Federal mileage rate was 0.50¢ per mile.
     
  • New this year: For students served in an approved Facility School any cost reflected over 176 days must be documented as ESY in the IEP to be eligible for reimbursement for the reported fiscal year. Indirect Costs for approved Facility Schools are not reimbursable - Download & Print OOD Instructions for more information

 

 Submission for Collections Year 2012 - 2013 ; July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013:

-- Collection starts Monday, January 27, 2014 --

Please print and read the instructions for the high cost collection.


SEFAC Legislative Report: Due January 15, 20xx

 Collection Year: 2009-2010, SEFAC Legislative Report November 2010   - PDF 06/04/2011 (corrected)
 Collection Year: 2008-2009, SEFAC Legislative Report November 2009 - PDF 01/21/2011
Collection Year: 2012-2013, SEFAC Legislative Report December 2012 - PDF 01/17/20xxCollection Year: 2007-2008, SEFAC Legislative Report November 2008 - PDF 01/21/2010
Collection Year: 2011-2012, SEFAC Legislative Report November 2012 - PDF 01/17/2013Collection Year: 2006-2007, SEFAC Legislative Report November 2007 - PDF 05/15/2009
Collection Year: 2010-2011, SEFAC Legislative Report November 2011  - PDF 01/28/2012Collection Year: 2005-2006, SEFAC Legislative Report November 2007 - PDF 02/25/2008

SEFAC Annual Allocations Report: Due June 30, 20xx

 Collection Year: 2009-2010 data, Allocation June, 2011
 Collection Year: 2008-2009 data, (IAU & OOD forwward)
Allocation June, 2010
 Collection Year: 2012-2013 data, Allocation June, 2014Collection Year: 2007-2008 data (OOD only),
Allocation June, 2009
Collection Year: 2011-2012 data, Allocation June, 2013Collection Year: 2006-2007 data (OOD only),
Allocation June, 2008
Collection Year: 2010-2011 data, Allocation June, 2012Collection Year: 2005-2006 data (OOD only),
Allocation June, 2007

Technical Assistance

Technical assistance will be available between normal business hours 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

General & Program FAQ:

Judy Brown
Principal Consultant
Phone: (303) 378-2296
Brown_j@cde.state.co.us

Exceptional Student Services Unit

Colorado Department of Education

1560 Broadway Street, Suite 1175

Denver, CO  80202

 

Receptionist:   (303) 866-6694
 

General & Program FAQ:

Elizabeth Macek
General Professional III
Phone: 303-866-6736
macek_e@cde.state.co.us

General & Program FAQ:

Barbara Goldsby
Director of Finance and Operations
Phone: 303-866-6695
goldsby_b@cde.state.co.us 

General Questions:

Vicki Graham
Fiscal Supervisor
Phone: (303) 866-6442
graham_v@cde.state.co.us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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