BabyNet State and Federal Reporting
Pursuant to Executive Order 2016-20, lead agency designation for South Carolina’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C program, known in South Carolina as “BabyNet”, will be transferred from South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness to the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, effective July 1, 2017.
SCDHHS is seeking public comment on the FY 2017-18 IDEA Part C Grant Application which may be found HERE.
The South Carolina Interagency Coordinating Council and BabyNet invites the public to provide comment on the current BabyNet Policies and Procedures. Public comment can be provided at one of the public hearings scheduled in April and May throughout South Carolina (see schedule below) and/or through the following web portal:
A copy of the policies and procedures can also be found at the link above.
|BabyNet Public Hearing Schedule
|April 21, 2017||Florence||10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||BLDG 400, Main Auditorium||Florence-Darlington Technical College, 2715 W Lucas Street Florence SC 29501|
|April 24, 2017||Charleston||11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.||Auditorium||Charleston County Public Library (Mail Branch) – 68 Calhoun Street Charleston SC 29401|
|May 12, 2017||Columbia||11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Theater||Richland County Public Library (Main Branch) – 1431 Assembly Street Columbia SC 29201|
|May 19, 2017||Greenville||11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.||Meeting Room||Greenville County Public Library (Augusta Road Branch) -100 Lydia St., Greenville, SC 29605|
State Performance Plan
Section 616 of the IDEA requires that each state submit a six-year State Performance Plan or SPP. The SPP must be developed and modified with broad stakeholder input and approved by the US Dept. of Education Office of Special Education Programs. Progress on the SPP is reported in the state’s Annual Performance Reports or APR.
Performance Plan 2010-
Performance Plan 2015-
Annual State Performance Reports
Each year, progress on South Carolina’s BabyNet Early Intervention System’s Performance Plan on SPP is reported to the US Dept. of Education Office of Special Education Programs in an Annual Performance Report (APR). Each APR is developed with broad stakeholder input.
Federal Determinations and Monitoring Reports
Each year the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) uses an Annual Performance Report and other data to make “determinations” about how states are meeting the requirements of the IDEA. South Carolina’s BabyNet Early Intervention System’s determiniation letters are located here.
Annual Local Performance Reports and Determinations
Section 616 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that each state report data to the public by early intervention programs. Just like the Office of Special Education Programs at the US Dept. of Education, each state makes determinations about how local programs are meeting the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Educaiton Act (IDEA). These annual “determinations” are required by Section 616 of the IDEA and are based on a variety of data.
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Proviso 117.99 of the FY16 General Appropriations Act requires First Steps to document its implementation of the SC Legislative Audit Council’s August 2011 BabyNet recommendations and to work with BabyNet partner agencies to prepare an annual interagency fiscal report to the General Assembly. View the most recent status reports below.
Proviso 1.96 of the FY16 General Appropriations Act required First Steps to prepare a report documenting BabyNet system compliance and fiscal needs. The final report can be viewed below.