ERIC Number: ED036008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Kentucky's Public Schools: Status Report; Program for Exceptional Children.
Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Div. of Special Education.
Under Kentucky's Foundation Program Law of 1954 as amended, which provides for classroom units for exceptional children, the number of such units has increased from 99.3 to 29 districts in the Program's first year to 1,060 in 148 of the state's 193 districts in 1969-70. Units for the mentally retarded increased most, from 22.5 to 732.3, in 130 districts. In 1969-70, 66 districts provided the services of a speech correctionist; however, only one county served all seven categories of handicaps. Thus, 24.1% of the total need, excluding that of speech therapy, was being met. Of 27,437 speech handicapped children, only 9,165 were served, resulting in a need for 152.4 additional units. Needs in all areas exceeded the number of qualified personnel; local school districts were found hard pressed in providing facilities, equipment, and supplies. Provisions of the Special Education Act of 1948 as amended for reimbursement of excess cost of teachers' salaries are detailed. (JD)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Research, Foundation Programs, Handicapped Children, Hearing Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, Special Classes, Speech Handicaps, Speech Therapy, State Aid, State Legislation, Teacher Salaries, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Div. of Special Education.