DATA MANAGEMENT ALERT
Upcoming change for Fiscal Year 2024 - Special Education Disabilities allowed for Preschool Programs for Students with Disabilities.
An update to allowable special education (SPED) disabilities for preschool programs will be introduced in Fiscal Year (FY) 2024. This update is a continuation of our effort to further validate SPED reporting and ensure accurate data for the state.
Updates to integrity rules and validation matrices will take effect on 7/1/23 to allow all SPED disabilities to be reported for preschool programs except EDP.
While disability codes DD, HI, PSD, SLI, and VI are only recognized for purposes of calculating Average Daily Membership (ADM), it does not restrict reporting other disability categories beyond those five codes for children with disabilities in preschool programs.
Integrity rules -40035 and -40029 validate the Concurrent Need and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Code Eligibility Matrix, and the Concurrent PEA and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Code Eligibility Matrix. Both matrices will be updated for this change closer to the start of FY24 and published on our ESS Data Management website.
Please contact [email protected] with any questions regarding this update.