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Notice of Public Comment on the Use of Federal Funds

The Cardington-Lincoln School District is in the process of developing Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Special Education grant allocations for the  remainder of the 2022-2023 school year and the 2023-2024 school year.  The District is seeking comments from the public on how to allocate and expend these funds. The IDEA-B funds, and any supplemental funds provided through the American Rescue Plan (ARP), will support the provision of special education services to children with disabilities who are ages 3 to 21 and enrolled in the Cardington-Lincoln School District.

Districts receiving special education grant funds are required to be compliant with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulations. 

Guidance for districts on the use of federal special education grant funds may be found in the links below. These documents provide detailed information on the options that a district may consider as it develops its program of special education and related services to children with disabilities.

IDEA-B:  http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Special-Education/Special-Education-Data-and-Funding/Special-Education-Part-B-Allocations

American Rescue Plan:  https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/leg/arp/arp-idea-fact-sheet.pdf

The Cardington-Lincoln School District Special Education Department will accept public comments on the use of funds for the 2022-23 and 2023-2024 school year until June 20, 2023. If you have any suggestions or input, please contact the Special Education Director at 419-864-3691

Community members may also make a public comment at the February 13, 2023 Board Meeting at 6:00 pm in the Lillian James Library