Intermediate Unit #26 (IU26)

Intermediate units are entrepreneurial, highly skilled, technology-rich, and agile providers of cost-effective, instructional, and operational services to school districts, charter schools, and over 2,400 non-public and private schools. Additionally, intermediate units are direct providers of quality instruction to over 50,000 Pennsylvania students.

The Philadelphia Intermediate Unit continues to fulfill their mission of service by addressing traditional and emerging needs, serving as essential links for learning in Pennsylvania, and as a liaison between local schools and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.


Title:                                  IDEA Fiscal Program, Contingency Funding and APSEM

Date:                                 Thursday, October 31, 2019

Time:                                 9:00 am to 12 noon

Location:                           IU #26, The School District of Philadelphia, 440 N. Broad Street, Phila., PA 19130 – 2nd Floor, Portal D – AuditoriumTargeted .

Audience:                         It is strongly recommended that Special Education Directors and Business Managers attend.No ACT 48 credits will be given.

Please register at Click on Training Calendar on the top left. This will bring up a calendar of all the trainings.  Go to the training offered on Thursday, October 31, 2019 entitled “IDEA Fiscal Program, Contingency funding and APSEM”. Once you click on the title of the training you will be directed to register for the October 31st training.  If you have any difficulties registering, please email Sharon Kennedy (  The presentations for this training are available on the PaTTAN website. We encourage you to download the presentations to a laptop or other device.  All three presentations (in one) are attached in case you decide to print extras.  No handouts will be given at the training.

The order of each presentation is as follows:

  • Contingency Funds
  • IDEA Updates

This Fiscal Training will be conducted by the Division Chief of Analysis & Financial Reporting, Dr. Delmar Hart from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  Here is some background information on Dr. Hart:

My professional career began as a Biology teacher.  After receiving a Master’s degree from Bucknell University, I secured a high school principal position.  During my final two years of the principalship, I taught Education classes at Susquehanna University, and received my doctoral degree from The Pennsylvania State University.  Higher education proved to be an interesting aspect of education, and I obtained a position as Dean of Academic Affairs, at ITT Technical Institute in Harrisburg.  From there, I advanced to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, in the Bureau of Career and Technical Education.  I served as the Coordinator, for the Programs of Study initiative, and conducted Perkins reviews and Chapter 339 evaluations.  Currently, I am employed as the Fiscal Chief, for the Division of Analysis and Financial Reporting, in the Bureau of Special Education, at PDE.

I am a man of integrity, a developer of people, and an individual who has an intense drive to achieve high goals.  The greatest resource we possess in our educational organizations is our students, and it is a privilege to be able to serve them through the educational leadership of administrators, teachers, and support personnel.

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