Indiana Administrative Code
Rule 46 - Child Count and Data Collection
Section 46-1 - Federal child count procedures

Universal Citation: 511 IN Admin Code 46-1

Current through September 27, 2023

Authority: IC 20-19-2-8; IC 20-19-2-16

Affected: IC 20-19-2; IC 20-35

Sec. 1.

(a) On December 1 of each year, each public agency must count the number of students:

(1) eligible for special education and related services; and

(2) receiving services on that date.

If December 1 is not a school or program day, the closest instructional day must be used for the count.

(b) The department of education must do the following:

(1) Report not later than February 1 each year to the United States Secretary of Education a total, noncumulative, unduplicated count of students identified and provided special education and related services under this article.

(2) Include in its report a certification signed by an authorized official of the department of education that the count is accurate and unduplicated.

(c) The child count report must include the following:

(1) A count of students enrolled on December 1 in a school or program operated by a public agency that provides students with either:
(A) special education and related services that meet the standards of this article; or

(B) only special education services if related services are not necessary for the students to benefit from special education.

(2) A count of students with disabilities enrolled by their parents in nonpublic schools who are eligible for special education and related services and receive special education or related services, or both, in accordance with 511 IAC 7-34, provided must meet the standards of this article.

(3) A count of students specified by age on the child count date from three (3) years of age through the school year in which the students become twenty-two (22) years of age within each disability category.

(4) Students placed in nonpublic residential special schools under 511 IAC 7-42-13.

(d) The following students must not be included in the child count report to the United States Secretary of Education:

(1) Those not enrolled in a school or program operated or supported by a public agency.

(2) Those provided special education that does not meet the requirement of this article.

(3) Those not provided with a related service needed to assist them in benefiting from special education.

(e) The department of education must do the following:

(1) Establish procedures for taking the December 1 count.

(2) Set a date by which public agencies must submit the child count report.

(3) Obtain certification from each public agency that the child count report submitted by the public agency is:
(A) noncumulative;

(B) unduplicated; and

(C) accurate.

(4) Aggregate the data obtained from each public agency and prepare the required reports in a form that protects personally identifiable information.

(5) Ensure that documentation is maintained at the state and local level to audit the accuracy of the count.

(f) The department of education must collect and report annually required data to the United States Secretary of Education. The data that is publicly reported by the department of education must be reported in a manner that does not result in disclosure of data identifiable to individual students.

Indiana State Board of Education; 511 IAC 7-46-1; filed Jul 14, 2008, 1:24 p.m.: 20080813-IR-511080112FRA

Readopted filed 11/6/2014, 3:23 p.m.: 20141203-IR-511140382RFA

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