Subapartado C: Elegibilidad de Agencias Educacionales Locales

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Bernardita McCormick
Miguel S. González

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* Estas traducciones no son traducciones oficiales de las regulaciones de IDEA,
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Subapartado C: Elegibilidad de Agencias Educacionales Locales

§ 300.200 Condition of assistance.

§ 300.201 Consistency with State policies.

§ 300.202 Use of amounts.

§ 300.203 Mantenimiento del esfuerzo.*

§ 300.204 Exception to maintenance of effort.

§ 300.205 Adjustment to local fiscal efforts in certain fiscal years.

§ 300.206 Schoolwide programs under title I of the ESEA.

§ 300.207 Personnel development.

§ 300.208 Permissive use of funds.

§ 300.209 Treatment of charter schools and their students.

§ 300.210 Compra de materiales de instrucción.*

§ 300.211 Information for SEA.

§ 300.212 Public information.

§ 300.213 Records regarding migratory children with disabilities.

§§ 300.214-300.219 [Reserved]

§ 300.220 Exception for prior local plans.

§ 300.221 Notification of LEA or State agency in case of ineligibility.

§ 300.222 LEA and State agency compliance.

§ 300.223 Joint establishment of eligibility.

§ 300.224 Requirements for establishing eligibility.

§ 300.225 [Reserved]

§ 300.226 Servicios de atención temprana.*

§ 300.227 Direct services by the SEA.

§ 300.228 State agency eligibility.

§ 300.229 Disciplinary information.

§ 300.230 SEA flexibility.

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Subpart C—Local Educational Agency Eligibility

§ 300.200 Condition of assistance.

An LEA is eligible for assistance under Part B of the Act for a fiscal year if the agency submits a plan that provides assurances to the SEA that the LEA meets each of the conditions in §§300.201 through 300.213.

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1413(a))

§ 300.201 Consistency with State policies.

The LEA, in providing for the education of children with disabilities within its jurisdiction, must have in effect policies, procedures, and programs that are consistent with the State policies and procedures established under §§300.101 through 300.163, and §§300.165 through 300.174.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1820–0600)
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1413(a)(1))

§ 300.202 Use of amounts.

(a) General. Amounts provided to the LEA under Part B of the Act—

(1) Must be expended in accordance with the applicable provisions of this part;

(2) Must be used only to pay the excess costs of providing special education and related services to children with disabilities, consistent with paragraph (b) of this section; and

(3) Must be used to supplement State, local, and other Federal funds and not to supplant those funds.

(b) Excess cost requirement —(1) General. (i) The excess cost requirement prevents an LEA from using funds provided under Part B of the Act to pay for all of the costs directly attributable to the education of a child with a disability, subject to paragraph (b)(1)(ii) of this section.

(ii) The excess cost requirement does not prevent an LEA from using Part B funds to pay for all of the costs directly attributable to the education of a child with a disability in any of the ages 3, 4, 5, 18, 19, 20, or 21, if no local or State funds are available for nondisabled children of these ages. However, the LEA must comply with the nonsupplanting and other requirements of this part in providing the education and services for these children.

(2)(i) An LEA meets the excess cost requirement if it has spent at least a minimum average amount for the education of its children with disabilities before funds under Part B of the Act are used.

(ii) The amount described in paragraph (b)(2)(i) of this section is determined in accordance with the definition of excess costs in §300.16. That amount may not include capital outlay or debt service.

(3) If two or more LEAs jointly establish eligibility in accordance with §300.223, the minimum average amount is the average of the combined minimum average amounts determined in accordance with the definition of excess costs in §300.16 in those agencies for elementary or secondary school students, as the case may be.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1820–0600)
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1413(a)(2)(A))


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§ 300.203 Mantenimiento de esfuerzo.*

(a) General. Con la excepción de las provisiones de §§300.204 y 300.205, todo fondo proporcionado a una LEA bajo la Parte B del Acta no deberá ser usado para reducir el nivel de gastos para la educación de niños con discapacidades por parte de la LEA de fondos locales menores del nivel de aquellos gastos para el año fiscal anterior.

(b) Normas. (1) Con la excepción de las provisiones del párrafo (b)(2) de esta sección, la SEA deberá determinar que una LEA cumple con párrafo (a) de esta sección para propósitos de establecer la elegibilidad de la LEA para una recompensa para un año fiscal si la LEA presupuesta, para la educación de niños con discapacidades, por lo menos el mismo total o cantidad per capita que gastó el año anterior o el más reciente para el cual hay información, de cualquiera de las siguientes fuentes:

(i) Fondos locales solamente.

(ii) La combinación de fondos locales y Estatales.

(2) Cualquier LEA que dependa del párrafo (b)(1)(i) de esta sección para cualquier año fiscal deberá asegurar que la cantidad de fondos locales que presupueste para la educación de niños con discapacidades en el año sea por lo menos igual ya sea en total o per capita, que la cantidad que gastó para el mismo propósito durante el año fiscal más reciente para el cual haya información y la norma que aparece en el párrafo (b)(1)(i) de esta sección fue usada para establecer su cumplimiento con esta sección.

(3) La SEA no puede considerar ningún gasto de fondos proporcionados por el gobierno Federal para los cuales se requiere que la SEA lleve las cuentas y reporte al Gobierno Federal o para los cuales se requiere que la LEA lleve las cuentas y reporte al Gobierno Federal directamente o a través de la SEA para determinar el cumplimiento de la LEA con el requisito del párrafo (a) de esta sección.

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§ 300.204 Exception to maintenance of effort.

Notwithstanding the restriction in §300.203(a), an LEA may reduce the level of expenditures by the LEA under Part B of the Act below the level of those expenditures for the preceding fiscal year if the reduction is attributable to any of the following:

(a) The voluntary departure, by retirement or otherwise, or departure for just cause, of special education or related services personnel.

(b) A decrease in the enrollment of children with disabilities.

(c) The termination of the obligation of the agency, consistent with this part, to provide a program of special education to a particular child with a disability that is an exceptionally costly program, as determined by the SEA, because the child—

(1) Has left the jurisdiction of the agency;

(2) Has reached the age at which the obligation of the agency to provide FAPE to the child has terminated; or

(3) No longer needs the program of special education.

(d) The termination of costly expenditures for long-term purchases, such as the acquisition of equipment or the construction of school facilities.

(e) The assumption of cost by the high cost fund operated by the SEA under §300.704(c).

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1820–0600)
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1413(a)(2)(B))

§ 300.205 Adjustment to local fiscal efforts in certain fiscal years.

(a) Amounts in excess. Notwithstanding §300.202(a)(2) and (b) and §300.203(a), and except as provided in paragraph (d) of this section and §300.230(e)(2), for any fiscal year for which the allocation received by an LEA under §300.705 exceeds the amount the LEA received for the previous fiscal year, the LEA may reduce the level of expenditures otherwise required by §300.203(a) by not more than 50 percent of the amount of that excess.

(b) Use of amounts to carry out activities under ESEA. If an LEA exercises the authority under paragraph (a) of this section, the LEA must use an amount of local funds equal to the reduction in expenditures under paragraph (a) of this section to carry out activities that could be supported with funds under the ESEA regardless of whether the LEA is using funds under the ESEA for those activities.

(c) State prohibition. Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this section, if an SEA determines that an LEA is unable to establish and maintain programs of FAPE that meet the requirements of section 613(a) of the Act and this part or the SEA has taken action against the LEA under section 616 of the Act and subpart F of these regulations, the SEA must prohibit the LEA from reducing the level of expenditures under paragraph (a) of this section for that fiscal year.

(d) Special rule. The amount of funds expended by an LEA for early intervening services under §300.226 shall count toward the maximum amount of expenditures that the LEA may reduce under paragraph (a) of this section.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1820–0600)
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1413(a)(2)(C))

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§ 300.206 Schoolwide programs under title I of the ESEA.

(a) General. Notwithstanding the provisions of §§300.202 and 300.203 or any other provision of Part B of the Act, an LEA may use funds received under Part B of the Act for any fiscal year to carry out a schoolwide program under section 1114 of the ESEA, except that the amount used in any schoolwide program may not exceed—

(1)(i) The amount received by the LEA under Part B of the Act for that fiscal year; divided by

(ii) The number of children with disabilities in the jurisdiction of the LEA; and multiplied by

(2) The number of children with disabilities participating in the schoolwide program.

(b) Funding conditions. The funds described in paragraph (a) of this section are subject to the following conditions:

(1) The funds must be considered as Federal Part B funds for purposes of the calculations required by §300.202(a)(2) and (a)(3).

(2) The funds may be used without regard to the requirements of §300.202(a)(1).

(c) Meeting other Part B requirements. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, all other requirements of Part B of the Act must be met by an LEA using Part B funds in accordance with paragraph (a) of this section, including ensuring that children with disabilities in schoolwide program schools—

(1) Receive services in accordance with a properly developed IEP; and

(2) Are afforded all of the rights and services guaranteed to children with disabilities under the Act.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1820–0600)
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1413(a)(2)(D))

§ 300.207 Personnel development.

The LEA must ensure that all personnel necessary to carry out Part B of the Act are appropriately and adequately prepared, subject to the requirements of §300.156 (related to personnel qualifications) and section 2122 of the ESEA.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1820–0600)
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1413(a)(3))

§ 300.208 Permissive use of funds.

(a) Uses. Notwithstanding §§300.202, 300.203(a), and 300.162(b), funds provided to an LEA under Part B of the Act may be used for the following activities:

(1) Services and aids that also benefit nondisabled children. For the costs of special education and related services, and supplementary aids and services, provided in a regular class or other education-related setting to a child with a disability in accordance with the IEP of the child, even if one or more nondisabled children benefit from these services.

(2) Early intervening services. To develop and implement coordinated, early intervening educational services in accordance with §300.226.

(3) High cost special education and related services. To establish and implement cost or risk sharing funds, consortia, or cooperatives for the LEA itself, or for LEAs working in a consortium of which the LEA is a part, to pay for high cost special education and related services.

(b) Administrative case management. An LEA may use funds received under Part B of the Act to purchase appropriate technology for recordkeeping, data collection, and related case management activities of teachers and related services personnel providing services described in the IEP of children with disabilities, that is needed for the implementation of those case management activities.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1820–0600)
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1413(a)(4))

§ 300.209 Treatment of charter schools and their students.

(a) Rights of children with disabilities. Children with disabilities who attend public charter schools and their parents retain all rights under this part.

(b) Charter schools that are public schools of the LEA. (1) In carrying out Part B of the Act and these regulations with respect to charter schools that are public schools of the LEA, the LEA must—

(i) Serve children with disabilities attending those charter schools in the same manner as the LEA serves children with disabilities in its other schools, including providing supplementary and related services on site at the charter school to the same extent to which the LEA has a policy or practice of providing such services on the site to its other public schools; and

(ii) Provide funds under Part B of the Act to those charter schools—

(A) On the same basis as the LEA provides funds to the LEA’s other public schools, including proportional distribution based on relative enrollment of children with disabilities; and

(B) At the same time as the LEA distributes other Federal funds to the LEA’s other public schools, consistent with the State’s charter school law.

(2) If the public charter school is a school of an LEA that receives funding under §300.705 and includes other public schools—

(i) The LEA is responsible for ensuring that the requirements of this part are met, unless State law assigns that responsibility to some other entity; and

(ii) The LEA must meet the requirements of paragraph (b)(1) of this section.

(c) Public charter schools that are LEAs. If the public charter school is an LEA, consistent with §300.28, that receives funding under §300.705, that charter school is responsible for ensuring that the requirements of this part are met, unless State law assigns that responsibility to some other entity.

(d) Public charter schools that are not an LEA or a school that is part of an LEA. (1) If the public charter school is not an LEA receiving funding under §300.705, or a school that is part of an LEA receiving funding under §300.705, the SEA is responsible for ensuring that the requirements of this part are met.

(2) Paragraph (d)(1) of this section does not preclude a State from assigning initial responsibility for ensuring the requirements of this part are met to another entity. However, the SEA must maintain the ultimate responsibility for ensuring compliance with this part, consistent with §300.149.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1820–0600)
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1413(a)(5))


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§ 300.210 Compra de materiales de instrucción.*

(a) General. A partir del 3 de diciembre del 2006, una LEA que decida coordinar con el Centro Nacional de Acceso a Materiales de Instrucción (NIMAC, por sus siglas en inglés), al comprar materiales de instrucción impresos, deberá adquirir esos materiales de instrucción en la misma forma y sujetos a las mismas condiciones que una SEA bajo §300.172.

(b) Derechos de la LEA. (1) Ningún elemento de esta sección deberá ser interpretado como para exigir que una LEA coordine con NIMAC.

(2) Si una LEA elige no coordinar con NIMAC, la LEA deberá asegurar a la SEA que entregará a tiempo materiales de instrucción a personas ciegas u otras personas con discapacidades para leer materiales impresos.

(3) Ningún elemento de esta sección libra a una LEA de su responsabilidad de asegurar que los niños con discapacidades que necesiten materiales de instrucción en formatos accesibles pero que no estén incluidos bajo la definición de personas ciegas u otras personas con discapacidades para leer materiales impresos en §300.172(e)(1)(i) o que necesiten materiales que no puedan ser producidos de los archivos electrónicos de NIMAS, reciban esos materiales de instrucción a tiempo.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1820–0600)
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1413(a)(6))

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§ 300.211 Information for SEA.

The LEA must provide the SEA with information necessary to enable the SEA to carry out its duties under Part B of the Act, including, with respect to §§300.157 and 300.160, information relating to the performance of children with disabilities participating in programs carried out under Part B of the Act.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1820–0600)
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1413(a)(7))

§ 300.212 Public information.

The LEA must make available to parents of children with disabilities and to the general public all documents relating to the eligibility of the agency under Part B of the Act.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1820–0600)

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1413(a)(8))

§ 300.213 Records regarding migratory children with disabilities.

The LEA must cooperate in the Secretary’s efforts under section 1308 of the ESEA to ensure the linkage of records pertaining to migratory children with disabilities for the purpose of electronically exchanging, among the States, health and educational information regarding those children.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1820–0600)

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1413(a)(9))

§§ 300.214-300.219 [Reserved]

§ 300.220 Exception for prior local plans.

(a) General. If an LEA or a State agency described in §300.228 has on file with the SEA policies and procedures that demonstrate that the LEA or State agency meets any requirement of §300.200, including any policies and procedures filed under Part B of the Act as in effect before December 3, 2004, the SEA must consider the LEA or State agency to have met that requirement for purposes of receiving assistance under Part B of the Act.

(b) Modification made by an LEA or State agency. Subject to paragraph (c) of this section, policies and procedures submitted by an LEA or a State agency in accordance with this subpart remain in effect until the LEA or State agency submits to the SEA the modifications that the LEA or State agency determines are necessary.

(c) Modifications required by the SEA. The SEA may require an LEA or a State agency to modify its policies and procedures, but only to the extent necessary to ensure the LEA’s or State agency’s compliance with Part B of the Act or State law, if—

(1) After December 3, 2004, the effective date of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, the applicable provisions of the Act (or the regulations developed to carry out the Act) are amended;

(2) There is a new interpretation of an applicable provision of the Act by Federal or State courts; or

(3) There is an official finding of noncompliance with Federal or State law or regulations.

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1413(b))

§ 300.221 Notification of LEA or State agency in case of ineligibility.

If the SEA determines that an LEA or State agency is not eligible under Part B of the Act, then the SEA must—

(a) Notify the LEA or State agency of that determination; and

(b) Provide the LEA or State agency with reasonable notice and an opportunity for a hearing.

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1413(c))

§ 300.222 LEA and State agency compliance.

(a) General. If the SEA, after reasonable notice and an opportunity for a hearing, finds that an LEA or State agency that has been determined to be eligible under this subpart is failing to comply with any requirement described in §§300.201 through 300.213, the SEA must reduce or must not provide any further payments to the LEA or State agency until the SEA is satisfied that the LEA or State agency is complying with that requirement.

(b) Notice requirement. Any State agency or LEA in receipt of a notice described in paragraph (a) of this section must, by means of public notice, take the measures necessary to bring the pendency of an action pursuant to this section to the attention of the public within the jurisdiction of the agency.

(c) Consideration. In carrying out its responsibilities under this section, each SEA must consider any decision resulting from a hearing held under §§300.511 through 300.533 that is adverse to the LEA or State agency involved in the decision.

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1413(d))

§ 300.223 Joint establishment of eligibility.

(a) General. An SEA may require an LEA to establish its eligibility jointly with another LEA if the SEA determines that the LEA will be ineligible under this subpart because the agency will not be able to establish and maintain programs of sufficient size and scope to effectively meet the needs of children with disabilities.

(b) Charter school exception. An SEA may not require a charter school that is an LEA to jointly establish its eligibility under paragraph (a) of this section unless the charter school is explicitly permitted to do so under the State’s charter school statute.

(c) Amount of payments. If an SEA requires the joint establishment of eligibility under paragraph (a) of this section, the total amount of funds made available to the affected LEAs must be equal to the sum of the payments that each LEA would have received under §300.705 if the agencies were eligible for those payments.

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1413(e)(1) and (2))

§ 300.224 Requirements for establishing eligibility.

(a) Requirements for LEAs in general. LEAs that establish joint eligibility under this section must—

(1) Adopt policies and procedures that are consistent with the State’s policies and procedures under §§300.101 through 300.163, and §§300.165 through 300.174; and

(2) Be jointly responsible for implementing programs that receive assistance under Part B of the Act.

(b) Requirements for educational service agencies in general. If an educational service agency is required by State law to carry out programs under Part B of the Act, the joint responsibilities given to LEAs under Part B of the Act—

(1) Do not apply to the administration and disbursement of any payments received by that educational service agency; and

(2) Must be carried out only by that educational service agency.

(c) Additional requirement. Notwithstanding any other provision of §§300.223 through 300.224, an educational service agency must provide for the education of children with disabilities in the least restrictive environment, as required by §300.112.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1820–0600)

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1413(e)(3) and (4))


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§ 300.225 [Reserved]

§ 300.226 Servicios de atención temprana.*

(a) General. En el año fiscal, la Agencia Educacional Local (LEA, por sus siglas en inglés) no puede usar más del 15 por ciento de la cantidad que reciba bajo la Parte B del Acta, menos cualquier cantidad reducida por la Agencia conforme a §300.205, si hay alguna, combinada con otras cantidades (las cuales podrían incluir cantidades aparte de fondos para la educación), para el desarrollo e implementación de servicios coordinados de atención temprana, los cuales podrían incluir estructuras para financiamiento entre agencias, para alumnos desde kindergarten hasta el grado 12 (con especial énfasis sobre los niños desde kindergarten hasta el tercer grado) quienes no han sido identificados como niños que necesitan servicios de educación especial o servicios relacionados, pero que necesitan apoyos académicos adicionales y de la conducta para lograr el éxito en un ambiente educacional general. (Apéndice D contiene ejemplos sobre cómo §300.205(d), el cual trata el mantenimiento de esfuerzos locales, y §300.226(a) afecta al uno y el otro.)

(b) Actividades. Al implementar servicios coordinados de atención temprana bajo esta sección, la LEA puede llevar a cabo actividades que incluyan—

(1) El desarrollo profesional (estas actividades podrían ser entregadas por entidades aparte de la LEA) para maestros y otro personal escolar para permitir que tal personal entregue intervenciones académicas y de la conducta basadas en ciencia, incluyendo instrucción para alfabetización basada en ciencia, y donde sea apropiado, instrucción sobre el uso de programas para adaptación e instrucción; y

(2) Proveer evaluaciones educacionales y de la conducta, servicios y apoyos, incluyendo instrucción para alfabetización basada en ciencia.

(c) Construcción. El contenido de esta sección no puede ser interpretado de tal manera que limite o cree un derecho a recibir FAPE (una Educación Publica Gratis y Apropiada) bajo la Parte B del Acta o retrase la evaluación apropiada de un niño, a quien se sospecha de tener una discapacidad.

(d) Reportar. Cada LEA que desarrolle y mantenga servicios coordinados de atención temprana bajo esta sección deberá reportar anualmente a la SEA—

(1) Cuántos niños servidos bajo esta sección recibieron servicios de atención temprana; y

(2) Cuántos niños servidos bajo esta sección recibieron servicios de atención temprana y posteriormente recibieron servicios de educación especial y servicios relacionados bajo la Parte B del Acta durante los dos años anteriores.

(e) Coordinación con ESEA. Fondos disponibles para realizar esta sección podrían ser usados para llevar a cabo los servicios coordinados de atención temprana junto con actividades financiadas por y realizadas bajo ESEA si aquellos fondos son usados para suplementar y no sustituir fondos hechos disponibles bajo ESEA para las actividades y servicios asistidos bajo esta sección.

(Aprobado por la Oficina de Administración y Presupuesto bajo el número de control 1820-0600)
(Autoridad: 20 U.S.C. 1413(f))

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§ 300.227 Direct services by the SEA.

(a) General. (1) An SEA must use the payments that would otherwise have been available to an LEA or to a State agency to provide special education and related services directly to children with disabilities residing in the area served by that LEA, or for whom that State agency is responsible, if the SEA determines that the LEA or State agency—

(i) Has not provided the information needed to establish the eligibility of the LEA or State agency, or elected not to apply for its Part B allotment, under Part B of the Act;

(ii) Is unable to establish and maintain programs of FAPE that meet the requirements of this part;

(iii) Is unable or unwilling to be consolidated with one or more LEAs in order to establish and maintain the programs; or

(iv) Has one or more children with disabilities who can best be served by a regional or State program or service delivery system designed to meet the needs of these children.

(2) SEA administrative procedures. (i) In meeting the requirements in paragraph (a)(1) of this section, the SEA may provide special education and related services directly, by contract, or through other arrangements.

(ii) The excess cost requirements of §300.202(b) do not apply to the SEA.

(b) Manner and location of education and services. The SEA may provide special education and related services under paragraph (a) of this section in the manner and at the locations (including regional or State centers) as the SEA considers appropriate. The education and services must be provided in accordance with this part.

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1413(g))

§ 300.228 State agency eligibility.

Any State agency that desires to receive a subgrant for any fiscal year under §300.705 must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the SEA that—

(a) All children with disabilities who are participating in programs and projects funded under Part B of the Act receive FAPE, and that those children and their parents are provided all the rights and procedural safeguards described in this part; and

(b) The agency meets the other conditions of this subpart that apply to LEAs.

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1413(h))

§ 300.229 Disciplinary information.

(a) The State may require that a public agency include in the records of a child with a disability a statement of any current or previous disciplinary action that has been taken against the child and transmit the statement to the same extent that the disciplinary information is included in, and transmitted with, the student records of nondisabled children.

(b) The statement may include a description of any behavior engaged in by the child that required disciplinary action, a description of the disciplinary action taken, and any other information that is relevant to the safety of the child and other individuals involved with the child.

(c) If the State adopts such a policy, and the child transfers from one school to another, the transmission of any of the child’s records must include both the child’s current IEP and any statement of current or previous disciplinary action that has been taken against the child.

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1413(i))

§ 300.230 SEA flexibility.

(a) Adjustment to State fiscal effort in certain fiscal years. For any fiscal year for which the allotment received by a State under §300.703 exceeds the amount the State received for the previous fiscal year and if the State in school year 2003–2004 or any subsequent school year pays or reimburses all LEAs within the State from State revenue 100 percent of the non-Federal share of the costs of special education and related services, the SEA, notwithstanding §§300.162 through 300.163 (related to State-level nonsupplanting and maintenance of effort), and §300.175 (related to direct services by the SEA) may reduce the level of expenditures from State sources for the education of children with disabilities by not more than 50 percent of the amount of such excess.

(b) Prohibition. Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this section, if the Secretary determines that an SEA is unable to establish, maintain, or oversee programs of FAPE that meet the requirements of this part, or that the State needs assistance, intervention, or substantial intervention under §300.603, the Secretary prohibits the SEA from exercising the authority in paragraph (a) of this section.

(c) Education activities. If an SEA exercises the authority under paragraph (a) of this section, the agency must use funds from State sources, in an amount equal to the amount of the reduction under paragraph (a) of this section, to support activities authorized under the ESEA, or to support need-based student or teacher higher education programs.

(d) Report. For each fiscal year for which an SEA exercises the authority under paragraph (a) of this section, the SEA must report to the Secretary—

(1) The amount of expenditures reduced pursuant to that paragraph; and

(2) The activities that were funded pursuant to paragraph (c) of this section.

(e) Limitation. (1) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this section, an SEA may not reduce the level of expenditures described in paragraph (a) of this section if any LEA in the State would, as a result of such reduction, receive less than 100 percent of the amount necessary to ensure that all children with disabilities served by the LEA receive FAPE from the combination of Federal funds received under Part B of the Act and State funds received from the SEA.

(2) If an SEA exercises the authority under paragraph (a) of this section, LEAs in the State may not reduce local effort under §300.205 by more than the reduction in the State funds they receive.

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1413(j))

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