Sec. 300.704 (c) (3)
(i) The SEA must develop, not later than 90 days after the State reserves funds under paragraph (c)(1)(i) of this section, annually review, and amend as necessary, a State plan for the high cost fund. Such State plan must—
(A) Establish, in consultation and coordination with representatives from LEAs, a definition of a high need child with a disability that, at a minimum— (1) Addresses the financial impact a high need child with a disability has on the budget of the child’s LEA; and(2) Ensures that the cost of the high need child with a disability is greater than 3 times the average per pupil expenditure (as defined in section 8101 of the ESEA) in that State;
(B) Establish eligibility criteria for the participation of an LEA that, at a minimum, take into account the number and percentage of high need children with disabilities served by an LEA;
(C) Establish criteria to ensure that placements supported by the fund are consistent with the requirements of §§300.114 through 300.118;
(D) Develop a funding mechanism that provides distributions each fiscal year to LEAs that meet the criteria developed by the State under paragraph (c)(3)(i)(B) of this section;
(E) Establish an annual schedule by which the SEA must make its distributions from the high cost fund each fiscal year; and
(F) If the State elects to reserve funds for supporting innovative and effective ways of cost sharing under paragraph (c)(1)(i)(B) of this section, describe how these funds will be used.
(ii) The State must make its final State plan available to the public not less than 30 days before the beginning of the school year, including dissemination of such information on the State Web site.
Last modified on July 7, 2017