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					DSP&S BUDGET
   FUNDING
     AND
ACCOUNTABILITY


  Mary Lewis
Background of Special Funding
  • Legislative intent to provide:

     – Mechanism for funding

     – Define terms, services / special classes

     – Enable students with disabilities to compete in
       mainstream classes.
1989 Allocation Formula

• Goals of Formula
  –   Simple and Clear
  –   Equitable
  –   Cost Based
  –   Minimize impact of major shifts in Allocation 95%
  –   Similar where feasible with EOPS
Allocation Formula
    Three Components

      – Base allocation

      – Weighted Student Count

      – College Effort
Management of DSPS Budget
 Separate Budget accounts




   State Allocation   Special class instruction
Title 5 Regulations
 • Article 4. Funding and Accountability
   – 5606 Basis of Funding
   –   56062   Provision of Support Services or Instruction
   –   56064   Direct Excess Cost
   –   56066   Comparable Services
   –   56068   Indirect Administrative Costs
   –   56070   Revenue from Special Classes
   –   56072   Allocations; Reports; Audits; Adjustments
   –   56074   Accounting for Funds
   –   56076   Other Resources
Accountability
 • MIS Data      • Special Classes
   – Review        – Definition

   – Check for     – FTES
     accuracy        Reimbursement
Student Services Goals
     and DSP&S
         •   Student Learning Outcomes
         •   Matriculation
         •   Tutoring Center
         •   Diversity
         •   EOPS
         •   Financial Aid
Research and Planning
    • Research Component Critical
    • Student Profile Data
    • Parallel Data Collection
      – Vocational students
      – Basic skills
Impact of Instructional
   Goals on DSPS

        •   Academic Calendar
        •   Intersession
        •   Weekend College
        •   Online Courses
Year End Reporting

 • District Effort
    – Above and beyond mandated expenditures
    –   Incentive in allocation formula
    –    Maintain records all year
    –    Work with Business office early
    –   Timeline September 15
Special Class FTES

  •   Track DSPS FTES
  •   Internal Reporting
  •   Reimbursement rate
  •   Credit and Non-Credit
  •   Reimbursement rate differs from General
      Fund FTES
Special Purpose Funding
  – High Tech Center
  – Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
  – Alternate Media-Captioning-Braille-
    Technology staff – ends June 2006
Role of DSPS Coordinator

  •   Assist college with compliance
  •   Protect the college from lawsuits
  •   Develop policy and procedure
  •   Work themselves out of a job
Resources
 • FAQ
 • Resource Handbook
 • Legal Opinions and Letters
                   Explanation of District Effort

   Total Expenditures of DSPS            Minus – All income from
            Program                      Special Classes FTES

Included: Everything spent in the
  program i.e., instructor salaries,
(whether or not they were paid out       Minus - All other income:
    of the DSPS budget), tutors,         WAIII, Grants and ABE 321
 clerical, staff, supplies, VTEA and
                AB1725

     Not Included: Indirect or           Minus – Total State
  administrative costs (Except for       Allocation
the DSPS Coordinator) – per Title 5      (Excess Cost/Student
         Section 56070 (c)               Count)




                                         District Effort

				
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