Strategic Resource Management in Response to COVID-19
NCSI presents a webinar series sharing best practices for state special education agencies to make the best use of available resources during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Maintaining the provision of a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) through the COVID-19 pandemic and related school closures has challenged many school systems. States are faced with balancing legal programmatic requirements and projected budget cuts. NCSI and invited experts will share information to help states make informed decisions amid current circumstances, ensuring leaders and staff are poised to support high-quality educational programming for students and families. Attendees will receive guidance on budget changes, how to direct the effective use of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the recently passed Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA), funding, strategies for comprehensive planning across programs, tips for leveraging education resources, and understanding of funding flexibilities. The goal is to provide a learning opportunity about both the possibilities for the funding and strategic resource planning to support you in thinking about how you can partner with your SEA leadership to help districts support students with disabilities in your state.
Unpacking the Coronavirus Response and Relief Act: Intended Use and Considerations
Thursday, March 4, 2021 – PowerPoint Slides, Chat Transcript, Video Recording
Blending and Braiding Funds to Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19 on the Most Vulnerable Students
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 – PowerPoint Slides (pdf), Link to Recording, Chat Transcript, Referenced Material: 2019 ESEA Conference – Leveraging Funds Presentation
Resource Planning for Students with Disabilities through the COVID-19 Pandemic: Balancing Legal Obligations and Available Resources to Maintain Student Progress
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – PowerPoint Slides (pdf) Link to Recording Chat Transcript