Risk Pool Program
Children with Disabilities - Risk Pool (IDEA) Program Report Code (PRC 114)
The IDEA gives funding flexibility to states in providing needed resources for high cost special education services for student with "high needs."
"High need" for the Children with Disabilities–Risk Pool Program is defined as any special education and/or related service(s) that is three times the per pupil expenditure and has a fiscal impact that limits and/or inhibits LEA/charter school's ability to provide special education and related services to its disability population and because of the severity of the disability requires extended services. The new language permits a student with "high need" to be funded annually if the same level of service is needed and the student continues to meet eligibility requirements.
Application Process (if Applicable)
- Local education agencies (LEAs) must submit proof of eligibility and receive approval.