Special Education Funding Commission

3:07 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

PA Legislative Group Seeks Input on Development of Special Education Funding Formula

Members of the Special Education Funding Committee are holding meetings throughout the state in the coming months. Members include Education Secretary William E. Harner, Senator Jim Brewster, and Co-Chairs Representative Bernie O'Neill and Senator Pat Browne.
Credit Deanna Garcia / 90.5 WESA

For the first time, Pennsylvania lawmakers are developing a specific funding formula for special education in the commonwealth.

Currently, funding is based on the assumption that within every school district 16 percent of the students are in need of special education.

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