ERIC Number: ED371531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Study of Funding for Special Education Programs. Report to the 67th Session of the Nevada Legislature. Bulletin No. 93-25.
This study of the financing of special education programs for children with disabilities or giftedness/talent was mandated by the legislature of Nevada to: (1) examine the amount of federal, state, and local money expended for special education programs and the proportion of total funding for special education programs provided from each source; (2) determine the actual costs of providing special education programs; (3) analyze the feasibility of funding special education programs on the basis of class size or by pupil-teacher ratios; and (4) review methods used in other states to fund special education programs. The report's sections cover: history of special education laws, number and placement of students with disabilities; federal, state, and local funding for special education; actual special education program costs; alternative funding mechanisms for special education; and programs for gifted/talented students. Findings are presented in both text and 29 tables. Key findings include, among others: special education is generally twice as expensive as the average cost per pupil for regular education; disabled students make up 7.95 percent of Nevada's school population; 44 percent of special education students are educated in resource rooms, while 34 percent are served within their regular classrooms; and 4.6 percent of all students were enrolled in programs for gifted/talented students in fiscal year 1992-93, up from 3.6 percent in 1990-91. (Contains 29 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Funding Formulas, Gifted, Incidence, Program Costs, School Funds, Special Education, State Aid, State Legislation, Student Placement, Talent
Publications Section, Legislative Counsel Bureau, Legislative Building, Capitol Complex, Carson City, NV 89710 (no charge).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau, Carson City.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada