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ERIC Number: ED177794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Expenditures and Funding Patterns in Idaho's Programs for Exceptional Children.
Rossmiller, Richard A.; Frohreich, Lloyd E.
The document reports on a study of expenditures and funding patterns in the State of Idaho's educational programs for exceptional (handicapped and gifted) children. Information is provided concerning the costs of education programs for such children in Idaho school districts for the school year 1976-77; and recommendations are made with regard to alterations or improvements in the funding pattern for financing such programs, and policies in the present administrative, reporting, and incentive features of Idaho's financing of such programs. Seven methods of funding exceptional child education programs are reviewed, including reimbursement for personnel, weighted formula, and excess cost. Pupil weighting systems are discussed as means to equalize educational resources based on the varying needs of individual students. Eight program delivery models that are part of Idaho's provisions for educating exceptional children are reviewed: resource program, gifted/talented, self contained program, secondary vocational program, itinerant services, contractual, special design, and residential services. The bulk of the report is devoted to specific study data. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
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