Supplemental Guidebooks

Fully updated and aligned with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), this special series is aimed at supporting both newly assigned staff members and veterans wanting to keep pace.

The lineup of technical guides takes on education’s most complex compliance issues using an easy-to-follow, easy-to-apply format.


ESEA Titles

Every Administrator Succeeds: A Practitioner's Guide to ESSA
Accounting & Auditing Federal Funds: A Survival Guide
The Art of Buying and Using School Equipment with Federal Funds
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$119 per 4-pack
 

 

IDEA Titles

Paraeducators: The Heart of Special Ed
Pandora’s Box: Special Circumstances Instructional Assistance
Between the Devil and MOE:  Navigating Federal Spending Restrictions
The Soul of Special Education: Parent Participation and Community Involvement

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Every Administrator Succeeds: A Practitioner's Guide to ESSA

The Every Student Succeeds Act is bringing sweeping change to K-12 schools: new accountability systems, new testing programs, new flexibility in spending Title I money and new reporting mechanisms for communicating with parents. Every Administrator Succeeds: A Practitioner’s Guide to ESSA is the first and best resource that breaks down the changes and demonstrates how to prepare for transitioning into it. We also look at how the changes will impact both state oversight and district operations. Written in easy to follow language that breaks down complex issues into small bites, this guidebook comes from the publishers of Cabinet Report and serves as a companion to our online guidance service, ESEA-IDEA Insider.
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Accounting & Auditing Federal Funds: A Survival Guide

This book dives into another key federal requirement that schools account for their use federal money. In the past, the accounting system was enormously convoluted, some improvements have been made – but the process remains full of pitfalls.
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The Art of Buying and Using School Equipment with Federal Funds

Federal law allows schools to purchase an array of equipment and supplies with Title I money and schools often use this option when other sources run short. But as you might imagine, there are specific regulations for what can be bought, how the purchases must be maintained and who is responsible for monitoring the program. This book gives administrators the insight needed to be compliant.
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Supplement not Supplant

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This book covers the complicated and often misunderstood regulations aimed at preventing states or local school boards from replacing state and local money with federal dollars. Congress has been very clear that funds they provide disadvantaged students must be used to supplement not supplant (i.e., augment rather than replace) state or local dollars. Failing to follow these requirements can result in penalties for local education agencies.
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Paraeducators: The Heart of Special Ed

This booklet might best be described as an introduction to special education personnel management, at least as far as classified staff is concerned. The focus is on the paraeducator, which is a position that increasingly serves a number of important roles A core piece is a chart that gives staffing ratios for virtually every type of special education program. These guidelines are not available anywhere else and will prove invaluable to special education directors, human resource managers, and business officials as they try to plan for staffing from year to year.
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Pandora’s Box: Special Circumstances Instructional Assistance

The Special Circumstances Instructional Assistance, or SCIA, provides one-on-one student support  -- an expensive and often over employed service. This booklet explains when to use SCIA and when not to do so. It also provides advice for avoiding potential due process claims.
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Between the Devil and MOE:  Navigating Federal Spending Restrictions

One of the most misunderstood and confusing federal mandates, IDEA maintenance of effort requirements are intended to ensure that states and local districts continue support for special education services at consistent levels. This book translates the requirements into language that can be readily understood and provides concrete examples of the many variations in the regulations. A of tests are applied to help LEAs assess their status.
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The Soul of Special Education: Parent Participation and Community Involvement

This book outlines the procedural requirements for parent involvement in special education procedures and then takes the next step by explaining how to promote active collaboration between the school and the community. It emphasizes constructive partnerships that will minimize due process claims and also – more importantly perhaps – improve relationships with families to provide personalized instruction and effective services.
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