Office of Student Learning & Partnerships
The Office of Student Learning and Partnerships is very pleased to introduce this special education finance document, designed to provide written technical assistance for LEA and ESD Business Managers, Special Education Directors, Superintendents, Parents, and the general public.
This is a ‘living’ document. We expect the United States Department of Education to release their final regulations for IDEA 2004 in August 2006, necessitating updates in the document at that time.
I’d like to thank Robbi Perry and Rae Ann Ray, Education Specialists in our office who devoted a great deal of time and effort to the content and format of this technical assistance document.
We believe this Q & A will answer most, if not all, of the questions that you may have. If you need a live voice, however, please feel free to contact Eric Richards at 503-947-5786 or We also welcome any comments you may have for improving the document.