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1 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 1 Clearinghouse for Specialized Media & Translations (CSMT ) Standards Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Resources Division Curriculum, Learning & Accountability Branch California Department of Education STATE FUNDING

2 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 2 STATE FUNDING This presentation is being provided by the Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Translations (CSMT) in collaboration with the Low Incidence Funding for Special Education. We will provide information regarding funding for specialized materials.

3 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 3 OUR MISSION The mission of the CSMT is to make learning resources and learning environments accessible and meaningful to students with disabilities.

4 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 4 FUNDING SOURCES CSMT receives funding from three sources: –Special Education (Federal) –Proposition 98 (Instructional Materials Fund) –American Printing House for the Blind (APH)

5 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 5 SPECIAL EDUCATION Under the statutory codes, funding is allocated by the federal government to provide materials and services to students with disabilities. Special Education funding is used to staff the CSMT.

6 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 6 SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING USES Staffing for the CSMT Purchase of machinery for distribution of specialized media

7 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 7 PROPOSITION 98 Instructional Materials Fund (IMF) Proposition 98 was passed by voters in 1988 to establish a minimum financing for the production and distribution of student instructional materials.

8 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 8 IMF FUND USES Contract transcribers and embossers Contract large print vendors Contract for other specialized media Production of audio recordings and creating Digital Talking Books

9 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 9 AMERICAN PRINTING HOUSE for the BLIND (APH) In 1879 Congress passed the Act to Promote the Education of the Blind. Every year since Congress allocates money to fund this act.

10 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 10 ACT TO PROMOTE EDUCATION FOR THE BLIND American printing House for the Blind (APH) was designated by Congress to dispense funds to develop, produce, and distribute educational materials for the blind.

11 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 11 ANNUAL ALLOCATION In the spring of each year, Congress allocates a dollar amount to fund the project. The 2010 allocation is $ per enrolled qualified student. That money is placed into accounts for each state at the start of the fiscal year, October 1 st.

12 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 12 REGISTRATION Enrollment on the first Monday of January Qualified as Legally Blind: Meets the definition of blindness (FDB) – 20/200 (Snellen Chart) in better eye corrected – >20% peripheral vision Function at the definition of blindness (FDB) Brain trauma or neurologic impairment

13 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 13 ORDERING ONLINE The Instructional Materials Ordering and Distribution System (IMODS) provides online ordering. Members order books using the ISBN and ‘allow to cart’ the format they need. Specialized materials from APH can be ordered using the Federal Quota dollars placed into each account.

14 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 14 CSMT CONTACTS Jonn Paris-Salb: Education Administrator 1 – Kelli Cornejo: Production Manager – Peter Jarvis: Warehouse Manager – Olga Cid: Education Program Consultant – Georgia Marty: Duplication & Distribution – Steven Parker: IMODS, Large Print – James Morrison: APH Orders, Federal Quota – Steve Yee: Contracts & List Services –


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