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The passage of 1997 Wisconsin Act 164 eliminated program types for special education classrooms and the minimum/maximum enrollment ranges tied to those program types and levels. Because of serious concerns expressed in the field about the elimination of the special education enrollment criteria, then State Superintendent John Benson appointed a task force representing the major stakeholder groups. The task force met for three years to address the issues of caseloads in special education. The department also funded research through the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh.
The IEP team process is most effective when teams work collaboratively to meet the educational needs of students. Each participant brings different skills and perspectives to the planning of special education services. Each team member plays an important role in the success of this process.
By February 1 of each year, the State is required to submit an Annual Performance Report which measures and reports on the State's progress in meeting the targets and goals specified in the Wisconsin State Performance Plan to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
Funds made available under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are paid to sub-recipients through a reimbursement process. Claims for funds are submitted online through the IDEA web-based budget.
FY 2014-15 Quarterly Claim Due Dates
***Final claims for fiscal year 2013-14 are due by September 30, 2014.***
IDEA claims should be submitted, at a minimum, quarterly for eligible budgeted expenditures. LEAs are always allowed to submit claims more frequently.
This is Component SPP B and C
Last Posting Date: 05/10/06