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 LEAs IDEA grant application before a district may encumber and expend federal monies.
Beginning with the 2011-12 fiscal year, DPI revised assurances to incorporate terms required by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), and to respond to Legislative Audit Bureau concerns. Most of the IDEA assurances are not new; they were revised to create additional transparency. Other assurances, such as the assurance relating to e-mailing and texting while driving, were new conditions imposed by the terms of DPIs IDEA grant award from OSEP beginning in 2011-12.
- IDEA LEA Assurances and Certifications, PI-3201-Assurances (Rev. 5/12) This document requires the District Administrator to sign in three different sections. The signed assurance must be scanned and submitted through the special education web portal by July 1, 2012 (this option will be available with the opening of the FY 13 budget software). Independent Charter Schools do not submit this document; rather the document linked below.
- Milwauke/Racine Independent Charter Schools Only: IDEA 2r Charter School Assurances and Certifications, PI-3201-Assurances-2r (Rev. 5/11)This document requires the Charter School Director to sign in three different sections. The signed assurance must be scanned and submitted through the special education web portal by July 1, 2012 (this option will be available with the opening of the FY 13 budget software).