PDE to LEAs: Report Expenditures Relating to Exceptional Students Collection #1 by October 14th (September 13, 2021)

On September 13, 2021, PDE BSE Director Carole L. Clancy, disseminated a memo to applicable LEAs titled Reporting of Expenditures Relating to Exceptional Students.  The memo states that Act 16 of 2000 (24 PS §13-1372(8)) requires the Reporting of Expenditures Relating to Exceptional Students. School districts and charter schools must report the number of students with disabilities for which expenditures were between $1 and $26,717.95; between $26,717.96 and $53,435.91; between $53,435.92 and $80,153.88; and $80,153.89 and over for the prior entire school year (2020-2021).

This report will be collected at the student level through PIMS using the Student Fact Template for Special Education Act 16 Funds. The template will be collected during Collection #1 (opening October 1, 2021 and closing with a deadline of October 14, 2021). Data is to be based on expenditures incurred during the entire 2020-2021 school year. Guidelines regarding the Act 16 reporting can be found at Act 16 Information. The Student Fact Template for Special Education Act 16 Funds can be found in the PIMS manual.

Failure to complete the Student Fact Template for Special Education Act 16 Funds report may have an adverse effect on the local education agency’s special education funding.

Questions regarding this reporting requirement may be emailed to ra-edseact16@pa.gov. A copy of this information is being provided to each intermediate unit so they may assist school districts and charter schools with report preparation, as needed.