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School Finance: Circuit Breaker

FY13 Circuit Breaker Claim Training Announcement

To:
Superintendents, Charter School Leaders and Special Education Directors, School Business Officials
From:
Jay Sullivan, Executive Director, School Finance & District Support
Date:
May 6, 2013

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This memorandum announces our annual spring Circuit Breaker training schedule. We provide these trainings to assist districts as they prepare to claim FY13 Special Education costs for reimbursement. Individual district files will be ready for download in the SPED File Exchange area of the Department's Security Portal in the middle of May.

We are often asked "Since I have been to circuit breaker trainings in the past, should I attend this year's training?" Well, I strongly suggest that you consider attending for the following reasons:

  • The Circuit Breaker claim file is a complicated workbook that local staff deals with only once a year. It is important to review and understand the mechanics of the file.
  • This will be an opportunity for local staff to hear the audit issues we have encountered and we'll review common in-district and out-of-district errors and how you can avoid them.
  • We will discuss the classification of providers on in-district claims.
  • We will also review the documentation requirements and provide "Best Practices" guidelines to help you organize and maintain your Circuit Breaker files.

Trainings are set at the following locations. Each training session will last approximately 3 hours. Please be on time as the trainings will commence promptly at the designated times listed.

DateTimeLocation
5/16/139:30 amBridgewater Middle School
5/17/139:30 amLeominster - Sky View Middle School
5/20/139:30 amMalden - ESE
5/22/131:00 pmMilton High School
5/23/131:00 pmHudson High School
5/24/139:30 amLower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative
5/29/139:00 amBarnstable High School
5/29/131:00 pmBarnstable High School
5/30/139:30 amMalden - ESE
6/04/139:30 amNorwell Middle School
6/05/131:00 pmShrewsbury High School
6/07/139:30 amBridgewater Middle School
6/10/139:30 amMalden - ESE
6/11/139:30 amLower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative
6/13/139:30 amMalden - ESE
6/17/131:00 pmShrewsbury High School
6/18/139:30 amMalden - ESE

District staff can register for a session.



Last Updated: May 6, 2013
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