Part B – Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS)
Letter to Goodman
This letter responds to the Maryland Special Needs Advocacy Project and addresses two IDEA fiscal topics, one of which is CEIS. The CEIS question regards calculation of the proportionate share of IDEA funds that must be used by a local educational agency (LEA) to provide equitable services to children with disabilities who are parentally placed in private schools when that LEA is required to provide comprehensive CEIS. For comprehensive CEIS, an LEA is required to reserve exactly 15 percent of its IDEA funds to provide these services when it has been identified with significant disproportionality. OSEP explains that the calculations for the percentage of IDEA funds to reserve for comprehensive CEIS and the proportionate share must be based on the total amount of the IDEA subgrant the LEA receives under 34 CFR §§300.705 and 300.815.
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)U.S. Department of Education