Update: May 14, 2020
The preliminary reimbursement rate to districts for providing two days (14 hours) of training on the Fundamental Course of Study (FCS) during the 2019-20 school year is $440.97*.
This is preliminary data, and not considered final.
|For how many paraeducators did the state provide funding?||27,001|
|How many paraeducators does the state anticipate will be trained?||27,215|
|How many paraeducators received 14 hours of training on the FCS as of May 4, 2020?||14,248 (53%)|
|How many districts have at least one paraeducator who has received 14 hours of training on the FCS as of May 4, 2020?||234 out of 313 (74%)|
|How many districts have trained all of their paraeducators on the required 14 hours of training on the FCS as of May 4, 2020?||63 out of 313 (19%)|
*The exact rate of funding for the 2019-20 school year is unknown at this time since the final number of paraeducators to be trained is unknown. The purpose of this page is to provide the state with a preliminary rate of reimbursement to districts for the training.
A preliminary rate will be established in November, adjusted in February, adjusted in May, and a final adjustment in September when the total number of paraeducators trained is known.
The rate will probably be close to $436 per paraeducator for two days of training (14 hours). This is funding reimbursed directly to the district and not paraeducators or providers that partner with the district. As a reminder to districts, it is a requirement for paraeducators to be paid for the training they receive.
|The 2019-21 Operating Appropriations Bill (HB 1109/SB 5153) contains an appropriation of $12,001,000 for the 2019-20 school year to offset the cost of districts providing two days of training on the Fundamental Course of Study to all paraeducators. The appropriation shall not be available for reimbursement to districts after September 1, 2020.||School districts and ESDs who hire paraeducators are to complete iGrants package 918 to file preliminary and final claims for funding to help offset costs incurred during paraeducator Fundamental Course of Study training through September 1, 2020. Final claims must be received no later than Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Claims must be submitted before September 1, 2020 in order to be reimbursed.|
|Complete iGrants package 918 to receive reimbursement for training provided during the 2019-20 school year. Report the number of paraeducators who complete training for the periods July 1, 2019 through September 1, 2020. The district shall submit quarterly updates through iGrants package 918 by: