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School Finance and District Support

FY14 "Regular" Circuit Breaker Claim Training Announcement

To:Superintendents, Charter School Leaders and Special Education Directors, School Business Officials
From:Jay Sullivan, Executive Director, School Finance and District Support
Date:April 16, 2014

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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 FY14 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
5/15/149:30 amMalden - ESE
5/19/149:30 amBarnstable High School
5/20/149:30 amMalden - ESE
5/21/149:30 amBridgewater Middle School
5/22/141:00 pmMuddy Brook Reg. Elem. School, Great Barrington
5/23/149:30 amLower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative
5/28/149:30 amMalden - ESE
5/29/149:30 amHudson High School
5/30/149:30 amGrace F. Cole Elementary School, Norwell
6/4/141:00 pmMalden - ESE
6/12/149:30 amMalden - ESE
6/13/149:30 amSky View Middle School, Leominster
6/16/141:00 pmShrewsbury High School
6/17/149:30 amMalden - ESE

District staff can register online at http://www.doe.mass.edu/conference/?ConferenceID=2854

You may also view the trainings on the Department's event page http://www.doe.mass.edu/events.aspx



Last Updated: April 16, 2014
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