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Data Pipeline Snapshots - Special Education December Count



The Special Education December Count collection is an annual count of students receiving Part B Special Education services as of December 1st. The information is used to determine state level ECEA funding that helps to provide specialized student services. Special Education December Staff Data is also required to obtain data on special education staff employed by administrative units on December 1st of each year so that appropriate licensure and endorsement of staff may be verified; and reports generated for the State Legislature, Federal government, local Administrative Units, and the public.


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