ERIC Number: ED337971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Prereferral Funding: A Model for Promoting System Level Change.
This paper presents a model for compensating school districts for implementing effective prereferral programs, in order to promote the most appropriate service delivery for all students. The model develops formulae based upon changes in regular and special education enrollment, and includes state monies allocated to special education. Variables in the model include child count in the special education programs, total student enrollment, current school year, baseline year (immediately prior to the initiation of formal prereferral activities), average reimbursement per special education student, number of students reduced in child count due to prereferral activities, ratio of cost per prereferral student to special education student, and district's reimbursement for prereferral activities. A hypothetical application of the prereferral funding model is offered. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Prereferral Intervention
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the National Association of School Psychologists (22nd, San Francisco, CA, April 17-22, 1990).