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Rule Number:160-4-7-.17

Required Reports  

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    1. Federal and State programs.
      1. IDEA 2004 requires states to establish measurable targets for the performance of students with disabilities and to report the progress toward achieving the measurable targets set forth in the State Performance Plan through an Annual Performance Report. In addition, Georgia must report to the public on the performance of each LEA on these targets. 20 U.S.C. § 1416(b)(2)(A), 20 U.S.C. § 1416(b)(2)(C), [34 C.F.R. § 300.601(3)]
      2. The Consolidated Application is due annually. The Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP), a part of the Consolidated Application is due every three years. Annual updates of progress and activities toward meeting the IDEA performance goals and indicators are required. The application for federal funds under Part B of IDEA 2004 and state funds for preschool special education is contained in the Consolidated Application. This should be submitted as directed by the GaDOE/DES. Failure to submit all required components could result in a delay of funding approval.
      3. LEAs shall submit December 1 child counts of all eligible children with disabilities under the IDEA annually through the FTE 2 count. Each child count report shall be signed electronically by the superintendent, agency director or designee. To be eligible in this unduplicated count, children shall be enrolled by December 1 and be receiving all special education and related services described in their IEP or service plan. [34 C.F.R. § 300.645(a)]
      4. The various data reports are due annually from LEAs and special entities such as the Department of Corrections, the Department of Human Resources and the Department of Juvenile Justice. These reports provide the state with information needed for federal reporting purposes under the IDEA 2004. [34 C.F.R. § 300.645(a)]
      5. All Special Project applications using state and federal funds for supporting special education services are due annually.
    2. Recovery of federal funds.
      1. The GaDOE shall recover funds for erroneously counted children and audit exceptions.
      2. A hearing process is available to school systems who wish to contest the above decision (See State Rule 160-5-2-.02 Withholding of Funds from Local Units of Administration).
    3. Georgia Learning Resources System (GLRS).
      1. The GLRS budget application for Part B, IDEA federal funds and State Quality Basic Education (QBE) funds, if available, is due annually.
      2. The Semi-annual Reports of GLRS Program Services are due February 15 and July 30.
      3. The GLRS Professional Learning Project Descriptions are due annually on October 15.
      4. The GLRS Professional Learning Project Performance Reports summarizing results data are due annually on August 15.
    4. G-NETS program.
      1. The Program Proposal, Calendar, Budget Summary and Narratives for State Grants and Part B, Federal Funds are due annually.
      2. Service Reports are due annually in October, March and end of the year. Program Accountability data and Georgia’s Continuous Improvement Monitoring Plans are due annually.
      3. Demographic data are due annually.
    5. Data and other reports.
      1. LEAs shall provide all reports to GaDOE/DES as required for federal and state reporting requirements. These reports -
        1. Must be submitted in a timely manner and
        2. Must be accurate.
  2. This rule shall become effective July 1, 2007.

Georgia Department Of Education
Adopted Date:  6/14/2007
Effective Date:  7/1/2007

NOTE: The State of Georgia has moved the Georgia Code. This new environment no longer allows us to link directly to the Georgia Code. For example enter 20-02-0211 in the search window and the Georgia Code will appear.
Policy Code Description
IDDF Special Education Programs
Georgia Code Description
O.C.G.A § 20-02-0150 Eligibility for enrollment
O.C.G.A § 20-02-0152 Special Education Services
O.C.G.A § 20-02-0168 Distribution of federal funds; summer school programs; year-round operation
O.C.G.A § 20-02-0240 Powers and dutes of SBOE
O.C.G.A § 20-02-0270 Establishment of statewide RESAs
O.C.G.A § 20-02-0270.1 RESA services to member systems; Ga. Learning Resources System.; congruous service areas; PyschoEd. Network cont'd; sale of goods to private schools
O.C.G.A § 20-02-0274 Uniform state-wide needs program grant
O.C.G.A § 20-02-0302 Funds for operation of schools for deaf and blind persons
These references are not intended to be part of the rule itself, nor do they indicate the basis or authority for the board to enact this rule. Instead, they are provided as additional resources for those interested in the subject matter of the rule.
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