BSE Notifies LEAs of APS and Deaf and Blind Preliminary Deductions for 2019-20 (July 31, 2020)

On Friday, July 31, 2020, Carole L. Clancy, Director of the Bureau of Special Education, disseminated a Penn*Link communiqué titled Approved Private School and Chartered School for the Deaf and the Blind Preliminary Deductions. In it, she reminds all LEAs that, in accordance with 24 PS 13-1376 of the PA School Code, this message is to notify each school district of residence or charter school of a child enrolled in an Approved Private School (APS) or Chartered School for the Deaf and Blind of its preliminary payment amount for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year. The student data has been entered by the host Local Education Agency (LEA) and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) electronically through the Approved Private School Electronic Management (APSEM) system. She also states that, if any student information listed is incorrect, it is the LEA’s responsibility to follow up with the APS or Chartered School for the Deaf and Blind and make corrections in APSEM. The LEA is also responsible for submitting the Request for Change in Approved Private School Assignment to PDE in a timely manner. LEAs are directed to log into the APSEM system and run the Application for Educational Assignment to Approved Private Schools and Chartered Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Enrollment Deduction Report for school year 2019-20. LEAs may find the above information useful when completing their 2020-21 General Fund Budget (PDE-2028).

Questions pertaining to the Request for Change in Approved Private School Assignment, accounting, and/or deductions, should be submitted to Jessica Burkey at jeburkey@pa.gov or 717.783.6906.