Special Education

Application for Approval of July/August Specialized Instruction and Related Services Programs - (Program Code 9015)- New Programs

February 2014

Application for Approval of July/August Specialized Instruction and Related Services Programs - (Program Code 9015)- New Programs - Word word document (110 KB)

New Programs Only!!!

Specialized Instruction and Related Services Programs (9015) (Check One Only):
__ Related Services Only (9015-A)
__ Specialized Instruction Only (9015-B)
__ Specialized Instruction with Related Services (9015-C)
__ Home/Hospital Instruction (9015-D)

Please complete one of these applications for each program type the School/Agency plans to operate under program code 9015.  The System to Track and Account for Children (STAC) and Special Aids Unit will use the information as the basis for the review of student STAC forms.  The Rate Setting Unit will use this information to establish half-hour rates for each "Program Type."  Applicants must also complete the Assurances on pages 7-8.

Part One:  General Information/Narrative

1.Legal Name of School/Agency
2.Mailing Address of School/Agency Administrative Office Street
City                                                     State                                      Zip
3.County and School District where Administrative Office is Headquartered County
School District
4.Contact Person/Title 5.School's/Agency's 12-digit SED Code (required)
6.Telephone/Email Address

Area Code             Number                   Ext.           

Email Address:                                                                 

7.Fax Number

Area Code             Number                                       

8. How many New York State students are expected to be served in this program during July/August?                                                  

9. Check the related services that will be provide:

 Audiology Services  Psychological Services  Other:
 Counseling  School Social Work  Other:
 Occupational Therapy  Speech/Language Therapy  Other:
 Physical Therapy  Vision Services  Other:

10. Dates of this/these service(s): Beginning 7/     /14 - Ending 8/      /14

11. Number of days the program and/or services will be in operation:  

12. Please provide a written narrative describing the proposed program model (use additional sheets if necessary):

                                                                                                          


Part Two:  July/August Budget

Instructions for Completing the Specialized Instruction and Related Services Programs Budget for programs approved to operate during July and August under section 4408 of the Education Law – Program Code 9015:

The Reimbursable Cost Manual (RCM) defines items to be included in specific expense accounts listed on the budget schedules and is the basis for determining reimbursable costs on desk audits and field audits.  A copy of the RCM is available by calling (518) 474-3227 or at http://www.oms.nysed.gov/rsu/Manuals_Forms/.

Services are reimbursed for the number of half-hour direct contact sessions requested in Schedule 2 of the Budget Section approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED).

Schedule 1: Projected Personal Services

In Schedule 1, report projected salaries of Nondirect Care (Administration/Facility) and Direct Care (Instructional and Related Services) staff by job classification using the applicable job titles listed below as a guide.  The total salaries must reconcile with the projected expenditures reported on line 1, "Salaries," on Schedule 2 "Projected Expenditures."

Nondirect Care Job Titles:                            

Administrator                                               
Office Related                                             
Other (specify)                                             

Direct Care Job Titles:

Teacher – Special Education
Teacher – Substitute
Occupational Therapist
Physical Therapist
Psychologist
Social Worker
Speech Therapist
Other (Specify)

Schedule 1

[A]    Nondirect Care – Administration/Facility

Job Title July/August Salary July/August HOURS PAID
     
     
     
     
     
     
TOTAL (Must reconcile with Schedule 2, Line 1)    

The full-time equivalent (FTE) should be rounded to two decimal places (.00).  The standard formula for calculating an employee’s FTE is as follows:

Total Hours of Projected Employment
Standard Work Week Hours X 52 Weeks

[B]    Direct Care – Instructional, Social Services, Related Services

Job Title July/August Salary July/August HOURS PAID Number of half-hour sessions to be provided in July/August 1
       
       
       
       
       
       
TOTAL (Must reconcile with Schedule 2, Line 1)      

[C]    Contractual Direct Care Services – for expenditures such as the purchase of related services from an outside vendor

Purchased Service July/August
Total Cost
July/August Total Service Hours Number of half-hour sessions to be provided in July/August 2
       
       
       
       
       
       
TOTAL (Must reconcile with Schedule 2, Line 10)      

 

Schedule 2:  Projected July/August Program Expenditures

  • Programs that are approved to provide services that are not Special Class Programs must complete this budget in order to receive State aid for this approved program.
  • Report projected expenditures in whole dollar amounts.
  • Projected expenditures must be reasonable, necessary and directly related to the 9015 program.

Specialized Instruction and Related Services Programs Budget – Program 9015

Projected Program Expenditures – Do not leave any line item blank (Indicate  0 or N/A)

Account July/August Nondirect Care July/August Direct Care
Personal Services    
1. Salaries    
2. Social Security    
3. Insurance (Life & Health)    
4. Pension and Retirement    
5.Worker’s Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, NYS Disability    
6.Other Fringe Benefits (Specify)    
7. Total Personal Services (Sum of Lines 1-6)    
Other Than Personal Services (OTPS)    
8.Supplies and Materials    
9. Space Related Charges (Rent/utilities/phone)    
10. Contractual Services    
11. Other:    
12.  Total OTPS (Sum of Lines 8-10)    
13.  GRAND TOTAL (Sum of Lines 7 and 12)    

Assurances for July/August Specialized Instruction and Related Services Programs

Instructions:  Read and initial each one of the assurances listed below and sign and date the Certification Statement.  Attach one copy with each application the school/agency is submitting for approval.

Special education services will be provided in accordance with Article 89 of the Education Law and Part 200 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, including but not limited to:

  • Related services shall be provided by individuals with appropriate certification or license in each area of related service. [8 NYCRR section 200.6(b)(3)]
  • Special education instruction shall be provided by individuals appropriately certified or licensed pursuant to Part 80 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. [8 NYCRR section 200.6(b)(4)]
  • Students with disabilities placed together for purposes of special education will be grouped based on similarity of need. [8 NYCRR section 200.6(a)(3)]
  • Special education programs and service(s) must operate for 30 school days during the months of July and August and will be funded for a maximum of 30 days of service based upon enrollment.  For the July 2014 to August 2014 extended school year, the calendar must include at least 30 days during July and August. In observance of Independence Day as a legal holiday, July 4th may constitute a day of service for a July-August program, provided that day is included in your program calendar dates. [8 NYCRR section 200.1(eee)]
  • Special education and related services will be provided consistent with each student’s individualized education program. [8 NYCRR section 200.6(a)(2)]
  • Parents of students with disabilities shall not be asked to make any payments in lieu of, in advance of or in addition to, State, School/Agency or county payments for allowable costs for students placed according to New York State procedures.  [8 NYCRR section 200.7(b)(1)]
  • Appropriate accounting documentation will be maintained and necessary financial reports will be provided to the New York State Education Department (NYSED). [8 NYCRR section 200.9(d) and (e)]
  • The confidentiality of personally identifiable data, information or records pertaining to a student with a disability will be maintained, and parental access to such records will be afforded in accordance with section 200.5(d)(6) and (e)(2) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.
  • Special education programs and services will be provided in nonsectarian, neutral settings.
  • The approved program will conform to all applicable fire and safety regulations of the State and municipality in which the program/service(s) is located.
  • The approved program will comply with NYSED’s policies and procedures pertaining to the administration of medications to students (for more information, please go to the following web site: http://www.schoolhealthservicesny.com/uploads/AdminMed.pdfexternal link).
  • The approved program has policies and procedures for responding to medical emergencies.
  • The discipline of students with disabilities attending the approved program will be consistent with Part 201 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.
  • The approved program will comply with section 19.5 of the Rules of the Board of Regents and section 200.22 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to program standards for behavioral interventions, including the prohibition on the use of aversive interventions to reduce or eliminate maladaptive behaviors. [8 NYCRR section 200.7(b)(8)]

Certification Statement

I, the undersigned, have read and attest that the initialed assurances as required in this application are accurate and will be fulfilled with regard to the special instruction and related services programs operated by this school/agency.

Name                                                      Signature                             

Title                                                                              Date              

1   For each Direct Care position listed, please provide the number of half-hour sessions of service to be provided in total for each position type.  This includes only direct contact time with students.

2  For each type of IEP service listed, please provide the number of half-hour sessions of service to be provided  in total for each service type.  This includes only direct contact time with students.

Last Updated: March 17, 2014