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Special Education - Supt of Public Instruction

This program supports students who are eligible for special education and related services in school districts. State funding is allocated by multiplying the number of special education eligible students in the district times a percentage of the district’s annual average BEA allocation up to 12.7 percent of the district’s total resident K 12 enrollment. The formula is intended to provide for the excess costs of services beyond basic education for these students. State safety net funding may also be used to assist in providing services to districts with identified high need students or districts that can quantify a community impact factor(s) through an application process. Children who meet program eligibility criteria are entitled to an individualized education program that takes into account their unique needs and abilities. These students are to be served in general education settings to the maximum extent possible (least restrictive environment) to meet their educational needs. Special education programs strive to teach students with disabilities the skills necessary for independent living and gainful employment.
Request 3,473,769,000
Net change from current biennium 1,594,615,642 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 84.9% Increase

Program Level Summary

Fund Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
General Fund - Federal 233,493,189 238,895,482 88,105,119 256,905,000 242,523,000
General Fund - State 887,383,607 987,472,732 538,689,119 1,377,879,000 1,541,748,000
Education Legacy Trust Account - State 27,347,000 21,000,000 27,347,000 27,347,000
Pension Funding Stabilization Account - State 10,000 3,606 10,000 10,000
Dedicated McCleary Penalty Account - State 4,977,300
Annual Total 1,148,223,796 1,247,378,213 631,775,144 1,662,141,000 1,811,628,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
292,961,621 15.3% (328,587,079) (14.9%) 1,594,615,642 84.9%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 18.5 18.7 21.9 1.5 2.5