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Home and Private School Proportionate Informational Meeting

  • October 16, 2018

    Re: Private and Home School Services Meeting

    Dear Parents/Guardians of Private and/or Home Schooled Students:

    Per the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement act (IDEA), school districts are required to set aside a portion of their federal grant monies for students who are eligible for special education services who reside within the school district’s boundaries but are parentally placed in private schools or homeschooled.

    Students with disabilities who have been placed by their parents in a private school as a matter of choice have no individual entitlement to receive a FAPE, but may be entitled to some special education services provided by the local school district under the “proportionate share” requirement. If an IEP team determines that a private school is the most appropriate, least restrictive setting for a child with a disability, that placement is made at no cost to the parent (ADE, 2011).

    The Florence Unified School District is required to hold a meeting once annually for parents whose children are home schooled to inform them of the services available through proportionate share funds and the process required to access those services. Available services include; transportation, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, special instruction and physical therapy.

    FUSD would like to invite all home schooled parents of students in need of special education, identified as students with a disability, or whose parent/guardian suspect may have a disability, to join us for a short meeting. For any questions please contact the ESS Department at 520-866-3500.

    Meeting

    Date: October 30, 2018

    Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm

    Location: Poston Butte High School Library

    Cordially,

    Thad Gates

    Director of Exceptional Student Services

    Comments (-1)

Average Teacher Salary Info

  • AVERAGE TEACHER SALARIES (A.R.S. §15-903.E, amended by Laws 2018, Ch. 285)

    • Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2019 (budget year) = $49,507
    • Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018 (prior year) = $43,993
    • Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year = $5,514
    • Percentage increase = 13%

    Comments on average salary calculation:

    1. The average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018 & 2019 include Prop 301 Base and Performance Pay.
    2.  The Governing Board approved the following definition of a teacher to clarify “who receives base compensation from Prop 301 monies and be eligible to receive a salary increase as a teacher”:

       “Any person eligible to be included as a teacher on a district’s FTE count submitted with its annual financial report, whose salary was paid under Program Code 100, 200, 300, 500; and  Function Code 1000 (Instruction).  

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