702 KAR 3:250.
Preschool grant allocations.
RELATES TO: KRS
156.160, 157.226, 157.3175
AUTHORITY: KRS 156.070, 156.160, 157.226, 157.3175
FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 156.160 authorizes the State Board for Elementary
and Secondary Education to adopt administrative regulations establishing
standards which school districts shall meet in student, program, service and
operational performance; KRS 157.226 authorizes preschool programs and related
services for handicapped children who are three (3) or four (4) years of age or
who may become age five (5) after October 1 of the current year and authorizes
the State Board for Elementary and Secondary Education to promulgate
administrative regulations regarding the use of funds; and KRS 157.3175
authorizes preschool education programs for four (4) year old children who are
at risk of educational failure and authorizes the State Board for Elementary
and Secondary Education to establish a grant allocation system. This
administrative regulation is necessary to implement those state board duties.
Preschool Programs. For the purposes of this administrative regulation, the
term "preschool programs" refers to the two (2) educational programs
established in the KRS 157.226 and 157.3175 for children below primary school
age; the preschool program for handicapped children and the preschool education
program for four (4) year old children.
Funding Eligibility. (1) Children eligible to be counted for funding purposes
for the preschool program for four (4) year old children shall include only
those children who are at risk of educational failure and who meet the criteria
set forth in 704 KAR 3:410, Section 1(1).
eligible to be counted for funding purposes for the preschool program for
handicapped children shall include only those children who meet the criteria
set forth in 707 KAR 1:150, Section 1(2).
(3) A child who
meets the eligibility criteria under both subsections (1) and (2) of this
section shall be included in only one (1) of these two (2) groups for purposes
of generating funds under these preschool programs.
children who are enrolled by parent choice in other preschool programs
providing nonsupplemental educational services through state or federal funds
at no cost to parents shall not be included in the count of eligible children
used to generate funds under these preschool programs.
Enrollment Data. (1) Funds for districts shall be allotted based on the number
of eligible children as defined in Section 2 of this administrative regulation
who are enrolled in the district's preschool programs on December 1 of the
previous year. Program funding shall be adjusted proportionately when the
enrollment on December 1 of the current year is more than five (5) percent
above or below the number of children served on December 1 of the previous
(2) If there are
available funds after districts have been allotted funds to serve all eligible
enrolled children through the state funds appropriated, then the remaining
funds may be prorated to those districts that transport eligible children who
are enrolled in Head Start, up to the amount per child allowed for
transportation in Section 5 of this administrative regulation.
Section 4. Use
of Funds. (1) Appropriations to the local school district for the preschool
programs shall be separate and apart from all other funds appropriated to the
local school district.
(2) Use of the
funds appropriated for the preschool programs shall be limited to activities
for the implementation of these programs, pursuant to 704 KAR 3:410, 707 KAR
1:150, and the district's application for the preschool programs.
Formula. (1) The Department of Education shall annually recommend a preschool
allocation formula to the State Board for Elementary and Secondary Education
for review and approval. The allocation formula shall specify the amount of
funds to be allocated for each eligible child.
(2) If the state
funds appropriated are not sufficient, the funding formula shall be adjusted
proportionately. (18 Ky.R. 220; Am. 686; eff. 9-6-91; 19 Ky.R. 512; eff.