To: All N&D Facility Managers and Directors
The OPI’s Title I D – Neglected & Delinquent Program is conducting the Annual Federal Fall Count Survey. Please click on the following link http://app.keysurvey.com/f/1026947/443a/ to complete the survey for the 2016 count. This survey must be submitted electronically by December 19, 2016. Your answers are important and will impact the federal funding that provides educational services to the children in facilities across Montana.
Your answers should include all children who have spent at least one 24 hour period in your facility during the Fall Count Window. The window is a 30 day period beginning September 2 and ending on November 29 and must include at least one day in October. The 30 day period that you select for your reporting window should include the period of time when you have the highest daily enrollment in your facility.
*Only count children who have been placed in your facility by Child and Family Services or Juvenile Justice/Department of Corrections. Children who have been placed in your facility by parents/guardians for therapeutic treatment, and who may leave the facility at any time without a court hearing may not be counted.
Note that each time you complete a new intake for a child you should count that as a separate enrollment. One child may be counted multiple times during the 30 day window if they are released from your facility and return on a new intake.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. If you have questions or concerns regarding the survey or how to complete it please contact Heather Denny at email@example.com, 406-444-2036, Shannon Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org, 406-444-0794 or Shawna Pieske at email@example.com, 406-444-5660.
Heather Denny and Shannon Stevens
State Coordinators for Neglected and Delinquent Education
Division of Educational Opportunity and Equity
Montana Office of Public Instruction