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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 13.5 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 3,565,023,000
Net change from current biennium 1,044,548,831 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 41.4% Increase

Program Level Summary

Fund Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
General Fund - Federal 245,520,856 236,215,355 79,804,880 249,813,000 249,813,000
General Fund - State 1,237,961,865 1,450,187,347 733,804,798 1,481,135,000 1,529,568,000
Education Legacy Trust Account - State 33,694,000 20,450,759 27,347,000 27,347,000
Pension Funding Stabilization Account - State 10,000 10,000 1,030
Dedicated McCleary Penalty Account - State 21,180,000
Annual Total 1,538,366,721 1,706,863,462 813,610,707 1,758,295,000 1,806,728,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
578,004,497 26.2% (265,270,765) (9.5%) 1,044,548,831 41.4%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 21.7 22.2 22.5 1.0