SPED/SAP Categorical Aid Fiscal Reporting

School districts, CESAs, CCDEBs, and non-district (2r) charter schools report their special education expenses to DPI with two reports: the PI-1504-SE budget report details proposed expenses for the current school year, and the PI-1505-SE annual report details actual expenses for the previous school year. Only fund 27 special education expenses (with a few limited exceptions, see instructions for details) are included. These reports are used to determine the amount of state special education categorical aid.

2r Charter Schools

2r charter schools report their special education costs through the online 1504/1505-SE portal (first link below) to claim categorical aid. For 2014-15 aid on 2013-14 costs, we will continue to require the Licensing and Cost Worksheet (second link below, formerly the PI-1505-SE-2r) be submitted as well.

Non-Instrumentality Charter Schools

Non-instrumentality charter schools have special education expenses reported by their contracting districts. An Excel claim form is available for these schools to use in developing their expense submissions to districts:

For questions about this information, contact Daniel Bush (608) 267-9212