Special Education Aid Assistance Service


Questar III’s Special Education Aid Assistance Service is designed to help school districts claim all available aid for students with disabilities and allows districts to customize the level of service that best meets local needs. Questar III will provide training for district staff on procedures and best practices for collecting and filing Excess Cost Aid information and utilizing the System to Track and Account for Children (STAC). For a full description of our service, please see our flyer located here


Districts may choose a more comprehensive service where Questar III staff performs all data collection, submission and verification for all types of special education programs. This is a BOCES aidable service. The services are as follows:

Level I

As part of the regular State Aid and Financial Planning Service annual fee, districts receive technical support and have access to our resources and webinars at no addtional cost.

Level II

For an annual fee, we offer a Mentoring Model. Our STAC technicians will train school district staff in the review and processing of prior year and current year STAC forms while providing assistance and best practices. Our staff reviews claims filed and ensures the district meets State mandates and deadlines. We will utilize technology to communicate through our webinar software for regular meetings.

Level III

For an annual fee, in addition to service level I and II, our STAC technicians will assume responsibility of processing all STAC claims and verifications for prior and current years.

Upcoming Events

February STAC Talk

Topics: - Mid-Year Review - Aid Projections - NYSED Gold Star Report

March STAC Talk

Topics: - DVPUB Verifications - DCPUB & DCPOD Screens

April STAC Talk

Topics: - Review March Payments - New School Year Prep: 2023-24 Program Dates, Summer School Applications, Reapplications

May STAC Talk

Topics: Open Forum/Live Discussion: - Wrapping Up the Fiscal Year - Preparing for June 30th and ESY - Q&A

June STAC Talk

Topics: - Common STAC Errors - A Walk Through - June 30th Statute of Limitations

July STAC Talk

Topics: Open Forum/Live Discussion: - Reflecting on the Past Year - STAC Updates - Planning for the New Year - Q&A

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