Pa. State Legislature Considers Changing Special Education Funding Again

The Pennsylvania State Legislature is again considering changing the manner in which it funds special education in local school districts.  You may recall that a similar effort was made two years ago, but the legislation simply got stuck in committee in the Senate after being pasted by the House.

As was noted the last time that a change was considered, the caluculation used to determine the amount of money allocated to each school district presumes that 16% of a school district's students are special education students.  There are two bills, House Bill 704 and a corresponding bill in the State Senate. 

Both bills were only recently introduced and will likely go through several changes as they make their way through committees.  Check back for further details on this legislation.

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