• Notice of Public Comment on the Use of Federal Funds

    The Cleveland Metropolitan School District is in the process of developing Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Special Education grant allocations for the 2022-2023 school year.  The District is seeking comments from the public on how to allocate and expend these funds. The IDEA-B funds, and any supplemental funds provided through the American Rescue Plan (ARP), will support the provision of special education services to children with disabilities who are ages 3 to 21 and enrolled in Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

    Districts receiving special education grant funds are required to be compliant with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulations. 

    Guidance for districts on the use of federal special education grant funds may be found in the links below. These documents provide detailed information on the options that a district may consider as it develops its program of special education and related services to children with disabilities.


    IDEA-B:  http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Special-Education/Special-Education-Data-and-Funding/Special-Education-Part-B-Allocations

    American Rescue Plan:  https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/leg/arp/arp-idea-fact-sheet.pdf


    The Cleveland Metropolitan School District Special Education Department will accept public comments on the use of funds for the 2022-23 school year until June 20, 2023. If you have any suggestions or input, please complete the form linked here.