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FSM's FFY 2021 IDEA Part B Grant Application
 , Public Announcement, February 1, 2021, The FSM National Department of Education (NDOE) announces that an application for funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is being submitted for US Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021 covering the period of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The FSM continues to receive IDEA Part B funding from US Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)-Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to provide special education and related service programs and services for eligible children with disabilities, ages 3-21, 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 NDOE announces that the Annual State Application under Part B of IDEA for FFY 2021 will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education, OSERS on or before, May 21, 2021, . The FSM NDOE announces that a 60-day public review period and a 30-day public comment period will be made available to allow the public an opportunity to review the application and to make comments. The dates for the, 60 day, public review, will be from February 22, 2021 – April 30, 2021 . The, 30 day public comment, period will be from April 5, 2021 – May 14, 2021 . Copies of the Part B Application FFY 2021 are available at each State Department of Education and at the FSM NDOE Division of Special Services website, https://fsmsped.org , and FSM Department of Education website, http://national.doe.fm . Please submit any comments concerning the application to:   Wayne Mendiola Acting Secretary Department of Education FSM National Government P.O. Box PS 87 Pohnpei, FM  96941   Comments may also be submitted via email to:  wayne.mendiola@national.doe.fm and aalbert@dss.edu.fm Additional information can be obtained by calling 691-320-8982/1055/7228
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Yap State Onsite Monitoring/Verification Visit & FSM IDEA Part B Public Hearing
Under the requirements of the IDEA Part B grant, the FSM Department of Education has assured, through the provisions of Public Law 14-08, that all children with disabilities will receive a free appropriate public education consistent with the requirements of IDEA. The FSM Special Education Program operated through the FSM Department of Education contains specific requirements and provisions for funding special education program within each State. In receiving funding under IDEA, each state must assure that the provisions of Public Law 14-08 and the provisions of IDEA are being fulfilled. Additionally, to be eligible for IDEA funding, each State must annually submit a Special Education LEA Application that includes specific Assurances for the delivery of special education and related services, a Local Performance Plan (LPP) and a detailed budget for the coming school year.
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NEW: Request for Proposals
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FSM SSIP FFY2020
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NEW: Job Announcement: Project Coordinator
The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) seeks well qualified individuals to fill position of Project Coordinator in the Department of Education/SPED, FSM National Government, Palikir, Pohnpei FM 96941.
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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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FSM Staff
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FSM SSIP FFY 2019
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AF Supplies Invitation To Bid
INVITATION TO BID, Reference: 2022-DE-ITB-002,   The Department of Education, FSM National Government, is accepting bids from any local vendors selling items listed in the table marked Annex 1.     Any interested vendors may submit bid forms to the following address: Assistant Secretary Miyai Keller Department of Education FSM National Government P.O. Box PS 87 Palikir Station, Pohnpei   FM  96941 (691)320-2647   Or email to this address: miyai.keller@national.doe.fm or hand-delivered to the National Department of Education Division of Special Services Office in the Centerpoint Building in Kolonia. This invitation to bid will be closed on the, 24th of June 2022, 1700 hrs. Pohnpei Time, .   Any inquiry pertaining to this bid may be directed at the address above. Bid Opening date will be on, 27th of June 2022. 1000 hrs. Pohnpei Time, at the National Government Department of Education Special Education Conference room located in Kolonia Town, Pohnpei State at phone number (691) 320-8982.  Zoom link will be sent to email address indicated on the bid form, as well as posted on the NDOE website.  Thank you.
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