Pursuant to direction from the New York State Division of the Budget, for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years, state reimbursement will only be provided for 1:1 aides for days on which the aides actually provided in-person or remote services consistent with the student’s IEP.  State reimbursement will not be provided for days that 1:1 aides were laid off, furloughed, or did not provide support services to students consistent with IEP requirements.

For each student with an add-on student-specific aide prescribed on his/her IEP, school districts should use the Aide Percentage Calculation Worksheet for determining the Aide Percentage to be entered in EFRT. The worksheet should be used for each student record; separate calculations are required for both 2-month and 10-month periods. The worksheet uses three parameters to calculate the Aide Percentage. The instructions for using the worksheet are outlined on the STAC Unit’s website here.

The STAC Unit will be hosting a webinar on this information on Thursday, January 14th at 10:00 a.m. For more information visit their website here.

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