Instructions for Reporting Federal Personnel Data


Report personnel employed to serve students with disabilities ages 3 through 21 regardless of funding source (i.e. Part B of IDEA, State, or local funding)

Do not count teachers and other instructional personnel who serve children from birth through age 2 unless they also serve children with disabilities ages 3 through 21

Division of Time - If a teacher’s or personnel time is divided between students with disabilities and students in the general population, base the reported FTE on only the percentage of time the teacher/personnel works specifically with students receiving special education and related services
Report the FTE on only the percentage of time the related services personnel work specifically with children with disabilities (IDEA) receiving special education and related services. For example, a speech and language pathologist who works 3 hours per day of a 6-hour school day is counted as 0.50 FTE.  An orientation and mobility specialist works 4 hours per day of a 6-hour school day, is counted as 0.67 FTE.  As another example, if an LEA has two audiologists who each work 4 hours per day of a 6-hour school day, the LEA would report 1.33 FTE (rounding the 1.334 to the nearest hundredth decimal place).

Questions to ask...

Am I counting Full Time Equivalency (FTE), not people?

Were these personnel serving special education students on 12/1/2016? 

Are these personnel paid employees or contractors only (no volunteers)? 

Did I place zeroes (0) in cells where no personnel were employed?

* 2. Special Education Teachers

* 3. Special Education Paraprofessionals

* 4. Special Education Related Services Providers - Fully certified or licensed

* 5. Special Education Related Services Providers - Not Fully certified or licensed

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