ERIC Number: ED176466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
A Cost Projection for Special Education Funding in the State of Iowa 1975-76 through 1985-86.
Howe, Clifford E.
The booklet describes a study of cost projection in funding of handicapped children in the Iowa public schools from 1975-76 through 1985-86. It is explained that estimates of likely numbers of handicapped children were drawn up, along with projections of public school enrollment and estimates of percentage of allowable growth for the 10-year period, and that funding analyses were then computed for special education instructional programs and support services. Six general conclusions were drawn from the data, including that the original goal of full service to all handicapped children by 1980 will not be reached, but is likely to be attained by 1982; that slightly over 6% of Iowa's public school enrollment is now included in special education programs, and this figure should peak at around 9%; that special education costs will nearly triple from 1975-76 to 1985-86; and that actual numbers of handicapped children should begin to decline in 1982 with the overall trend of decline in 1982 with the overall trend of declining public school enrollment. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Coll. of Education.