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KECSAC Overview

KECSAC Overview presentation from KECSAC New Educators' Training on August 28, 2013.

Katie Helton

on 30 August 2013

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Transcript of KECSAC Overview

Alternative or State Agency
What's the Difference?

History of KECSAC
Department of Education
Department of Juvenile Justice
Department for Community Based Services
Department for Behavioral Health,Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities

Working Together to Educate all of Kentucky's Children
School - district teachers assigned to teach at a program for state agency children
Youth are placed in program by a state agency (DJJ, DCBS, DBHDID)
State Agency Program
Mandated changes in funding and delivery of elementary and secondary education
1994 - HB 829
1996 - HB 117
DJJ Established
Definition of SAC expanded again to include:
Youth in therapeutic foster care and
Youth in DJJ detention settings
Definition of SAC expanded to include:
Youth in private program placements and
Intermediate services for developmentally disabled youth
1990 - Kentucky Educational
Reform Act (KERA)
1992- SB 260
KECSAC established to address the needs of state agency children
To ensure that all state agency children receive a quality education by establishing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with public and private agencies throughout the Commonwealth
"State Agency Children" means:
1. a.Those children of school age committed to or in custody of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and placed, or financed by the cabinet, in a Cabinet for Health and Family Services operated or contracted institution, treatment center, facility, including those for therapeutic foster care and excluding those for nontherapeutic foster care; or
b. Those children placed or financed by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in a private facility pursuant to child care agreements including those for therapeutic foster care and excluding those for nontherapeutic foster care;
2. Those children of school age in home and community-based services provided as an alternative to intermediate care facility services for the mentally retarded; and
3. Those children committed to or in custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice and placed in a department operated or contracted facility or program.
Children in alternative placements that do not meet the definition include, but not limited to:
Students referred directly by the local school district
Students without an official court order
Any student in a private placement not funded by the Cabinet through Medicaid Services or other Cabinet fund (i.e. paid by private insurance)
Out-of-state residents, even when services are provided by an in-state agency
KECSAC Serves...
93 Programs
52 School Districts
2,697 on any given day
13,000 annually
Annual budget of $9,596,500
Per child rate $2,985
KRS 158.138
Interagency Advisory
Group (IAG)
Representatives from each collaborating partner:
Department of Education
Department of Juvenile Justice
Department for Community Based Services
Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
SAC School Administrators Association
Local Superintendent
Residential Treatment
Group Homes
Hospital-based programs
DJJ Day Treatment Programs
Therapeutic Foster Care
Regional Detention Center
DJJ Youth Development Centers
Partial Hospitalization
Intermediate Care Facilities
Mental Health Day Treatment
Community Based Shelter Programs
Professional Development Calendar
Monitoring of SAC Educational Program
Distribution of SACF
Quarterly Newsletter
Annual Census Report
Quarterly Reports
Annual Reports
Annual Directory of Programs
Regulations Review and Revisions
Technical Support for SAC Programs
Maintain Website (www.kecsac.eku.edu
Where the Students Are
December 1, 2012

2,697 students
94 programs
53 school districts
13,000 different students during the 12 month period

One Day "Snapshot"
Disability Categories

Low Incidence
Multiple or Severe 3.7%
Emotional/Behavioral 44.9%
Functional Mental 6.4%
Moderate Incidence
Other Health Impairment 19.6%
Mild Mental 9.6%
Specific Learning 8.5%
Disability Breakdown
1,187 Students
5-7 1.8%
8-10 6.2%
11-12 6.0%
13 7.9%
14 12.6%
15 17.1%
16 21.7%
17 22.%
18 3.6%
19-21 1.1%
of all SAC
K-2 2.8%
3-5 6.3%
6-7 10.0%
8 11.0%
9 22.4%
10 22.4%
11 15.8%
12 8.6%
VoTech 0.7%
Understanding State Agency Children Funds
General Assembly Allocation
$42,305 or
8% of Total Direct Costs retained by EKU

Salaries, Support Services, Operating Expenses, PD, Travel
What SACF is For
Smaller teacher/pupil ratios
Extended school year
How SACF is Distributed
MOA established with school district
SACF are supplemental funds to be used for educational needs of SAC
Notification of per child rate sent by May of each year
for SY 2013-2014 per child rate is $2,965
SACF Eligibility
Only students who meet definition of SAC are eligible for per child rate
SACF is intended to be spent after SEEK

Academic Outcomes
Collected From Title I Federal Report July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012
1,253 unduplicated students took the Pre-test
963 (
) tested below grade level in reading
968 completed both the pre and post assessment in reading
Collected From Title I Federal Report July1, 2011-June 30, 2012
1,251 unduplicated students took pre-test
1,029 (
) tested below grade level in math
966 completed both the pre and post assessment in math

A district-operated and district-controlled facility.
Students are placed in alternative education programs by the school district
Alternative Program
Ronnie Nolan, Ed.D
Director, KECSAC
(859) 622-6551

teacher, treatment team, agency representative, school district personnel
Everyone around the table
It's what's best for kids!
To Local School Districts through a reimbursement process
To DJJ for KECSAC Operational Budget
60.6% of all SAC
Reading Outcomes
after 90 days
Math Outcomes
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