ERIC Number: ED318186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
State Special Education Finance Systems, 1988-89.
O'Reilly, Fran E.
The report describes the approach used by each of the 50 states to fund educational and related services for children served as handicapped by the public schools. An initial chapter discusses state school finance systems, covering equalization and non-equalization aid formulas used for general aid, and special education funding formulas used for categorical aid. For each state, a description is given of the state funding mechanism used to distribute state resources for special education programs and services provided by local education agencies during the 1988-89 school year. State-by-state tables provide data on state aid programs, the relationship of special education funding to funding of general education and other categorical programs, funding of private school placements, factors included in state special education finance formulas, local education agency (LEA) fiscal responsibility for special education programs, special education funding formulas, and targeting of special education funds. Appendices contain a list of individuals in each state who may be contacted for greater detail regarding a state's formula, a list of 11 studies conducted by states regarding their special education finance systems, and a bibliography of 14 items. (JDD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.