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Office of Student Learning & Partnerships

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Special education funds may be used to help pay part of the travel costs for other instructional personnel not employed with IDEA funds such as work-study coordinators and/or itinerant teachers while on official business incident to the grant program.

B.  Support Personnel

Travel incurred by support personnel in connection with everyday instructional activities.

C.  Contracted Services

Travel incurred by contracted personnel who are not on the payroll of the LEA or agency must be included as a related expense and covered by the contract agreement.

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

Materials and supplies are expendable, tangible property that are required to operate the program on a daily basis.  Typical items include but are not limited to:

Instructional materials and supplies

Workbooks, books, and periodicals

Office materials and supplies

Staff training materials and supplies

Printing materials and supplies

Testing materials

Media materials

Computer software

Equipment and furniture having an acquisition cost of less than $5000

A.  Meals and Refreshments

1.Food costs for meetings and conferences where the primary purpose is the dissemination of technical information are allowable (OMB Circular A-87).

2.The LEA should have a written policy outlining the conditions that must be met, and such policy should require a formal written agenda which clearly sets forth the topics to be discussed.

a)

Refreshments for parent meetings/parent involvement activities when necessary to encourage attendance.

b)

Limited meals or refreshments for staff or participants who are cloistered in all-day training session when it is impractical to obtain meals on their own and where attendance at training is essential to accomplishing the objectives of the program.

c)

Limited meals or refreshments during a “working session” in which participants are engaged in discussion/activities during the normal meal time and in which no other opportunity for a meal will be provided where attendance is essential to accomplish the objectives of the program.

d)

Alcoholic beverage costs are not allowable.

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