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Procurement is the complete process of obtaining goods and services, including preparing and processing a requisition, receiving goods or services, and payment. The procurement process includes any kind of purchase and entails using purchase orders and contracts. A good procurement system ensures that goods or services are obtained through a process that maximizes the value of the funds.
Each LEA must ensure that all programs for children with disabilities will be operated in compliance with all applicable state and federal statutes, rules, and regulations. The chief officer of the sub-recipient provides an assurance to DPI of compliance with state and federal special education requirements. These assurances must be filed with the DPI as part of the LEA’s IDEA grant application before a district may encumber and expend federal monies.
The Department of Public Instruction has provided leadership and funding for a statewide systems change grant project known as the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI) through an IDEA discretionary grant. The primary goal of this initiative has been to assist Wisconsin school districts with building their capacity to provide assistive technology devices and services to children and youth with disabilities. Numerous resources were developed under this project. The following materials are available free of charge.
Local educational agencies (LEAs) comply with certain state and federal special education notice requirements by placing the following notices in newspapers or other media.
Model Notice of Child Find Activity: Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information
on the World Wide Web*
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 103,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. ASHA's mission is to ensure that all people with speech, language, and hearing disorders have access to quality services to help them communicate more effectively.