Q&A from the Public High Cost In-District Claiming for the 2020-21 Enrollment Year Webinar, Sept. 23, 2021

The table below provides the questions with answers that were asked by participants during the Public High Cost In-District Claiming for the 2020-21 Enrollment Year Webinar held on September 23, 2021.

The presentation slides can be found below:

 

Question Answer
1. What should be included and excluded when prorating special education teacher salary and fringe for a special class? Include:
  • Total instructional time
  • Classroom preparation period, if applicable
Exclude:
  • Non-instructional time
  • Administrative periods
Divide the allowable time by the teacher's workday, excluding lunch from both the numerator and the denominator.
2. In section II-B of the DCPUB high cost worksheet, how should a frequency of "Every Other Day" be reported?

Enter "2" for the Sessions Per Cycle. Select "4-Day Cycle" for the Frequency.

3. The actual special education costs for a student who only attended for part of the year didn't exceed the district threshold, but the student's costs would have exceeded the threshold if the student had attended for the entire 10-month program. Should a claim for reimbursement be submitted? Yes. The threshold is deducted from the annualized cost, not the actual cost. If the actual cost divided by the student's FTE exceeds the district threshold, the claim will likely generate reimbursement.
Last Updated: November 18, 2021