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2014 Data Training on Effective Use of Data
March 12-14: Yap, Federated States of Micronesia - The FSM Division of Special Services coordinated a data training for FSM States special education coordinators, data managers, case managers, and other data personnel from the departments of education. Dr. Steve Spencer and Youngho Jang of San Diego State University helped facilitated the training. Dr Steve Spencer has been serving as a consultant to the FSM Special Education Program for numerous years while Young Jang is the programmer for the Special Education Database, which is Student Information Tracking System (SITS)  The purpose of the 3-day training was to introduce the new features on the SITS, and share strategies on how the program can effectively share its data to principals, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders. There were a total of 30 from all the States and National Government. The states were provide with copies of new SITS User’s Guide, which contain the revised user’s guidelines, OSEP Data Dictionary, and…
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Public Announcement: FSM FFY 2015 OSEP Part B Application
February 9, 2015: The FSM Department of Education announces that an application for funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is being submitted for Fiscal Year 2015. The FSM receives funding under IDEA to provide special education and related service programs for eligible children with disabilities and their families. IDEA requires that the annual application for funding be made available for Public Review and Comment. Consistent with this requirement, The FSM Department of Education announces that the Annual State Application under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as Amended in 2004 for Federal Fiscal Year 2015 will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education on May 3, 2015. The FSM Department of Education announces that a 60-day public review period and a 30-day public comment period will be available to allow the public an opportunity to review the application and to makes comments. The dates for…
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RFP: IT Technical Support
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About Us
1. FSM National Government, The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is a sovereign island nation in the north Pacific which was part of what was known as the Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands (TTPI). Right after the WWII, most of the islands in the Micronesian Archipelago, with the exception of Guam, were colonized under the mandates of the Trusteeship Agreement, giving the United States administrative jurisdiction over the entity to oversee the development of the islands in order to become self-sufficient. In the 70's, during which the leaders of the TTPI negotiated separate political status with the United States, the Trust Territories broke up into several republics - the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (which chose to become a U.S. commonwealth); the Republic of Palau; the Republic of the Marshall Islands; and, the remaining island groups of Chuuk (formerly Truk), Pohnpei (Ponape), Yap and Kosrae (Kusaie) formed the FSM. The FSM established its constitutional entity in 1976 through the FSM…, 2. Department of Education, Since the inception of the FSM National Government in 1979, the Division of Education was established within the Department of Social Services. In 1986, the Department of Social Services was converted into the Department of Human Resources under the auspices of the 2nd President of the FSM, His Excellency John R. Haglelgam, from Yap. Education remained a division until 1992 at which time the FSM Congress approved PL 7-97, creating the Department of Education during the tenure of the 3rd President, His Excellency Bailey Olter of Pohnpei. With FSM P.L. 10-55, the 4th President, His Excellency Jacob Nena of Kosrae, reorganized the Executive Branch in 1997 to merge Health, Education, and Social Affairs to create a new department which was named HESA. Later in 2007, the 7th President, His Excellency Emmanual Mori of Chuuk, with the approval of FSM Congress P.L. 15-09 separated HESA to create two different departments, namely Department of Education and Department of Health and Social…, 3. Division of Special Services , The Division of Special Services is responsible to coordinate, monitor, and provide technical supports to the FSM states on special education program and other related services. As a mandate by the FSM Public Law 14-8, FSM is required to provide Free Appropriate Pubic Education (FAPE) to all children from birth to age 21. Since the main source of fuding for this program is from the United States Office of Special Education Program (OSEP), the Division is also required to follow the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Click  Regulations  to view these laws.
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RTI Forms
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Summary of APR/SPP/LPP
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Policies/Procedures
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FSM IDEA Part B Formula Grant Awards
OSEP awards Part B Grants to States in two awards each year. The amounts below are the amounts received by the FSM Department of Education., 2009 - Total - $3,413,587, Award 1 - $956,563 - http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/grantaward/detail.cfm?detail_id=5141441 Award 2 - $2,457,024 - http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/grantaward/detail.cfm?detail_id=5141325, 2008 - Total - $3,402,340, Award 1 - $1,973,480 -http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/grantaward/detail.cfm?detail_id=5141208 Award 2 - $1,428,860 - http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/grantaward/detail.cfm?detail_id=5141324, 2007 - Total - $3,916,395, Award 1 - $2,003,991 -http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/grantaward/detail.cfm?detail_id=5141090 Award 2 - $1,912,404 - http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/grantaward/detail.cfm?detail_id=5141207, 2006 - Total - $3,885,884, Award 1 - $2,003,991 - http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/grantaward/detail.cfm?detail_id=5141028 Award 2 - $1,881,893 - http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/grantaward/detail.cfm?detail_id=5141089
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Request for Proposals
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