Ways and Means: Dilemma

WAYS AND MEANS
April 23,2023

STATE OF KANSAS.

What’s in the news?

April 23,2023
LOCAL: How the lack of special ed funding can affect all students
by KSN-TV KSNW-TV Wichita, KS, Nexstar Media Group

Included in the story?

No. System issue.

What’s the story?

Kansas Department of Education says that special education funding is supposed receive 98% from the state.

Does it say inclusion?

It isn’t inclusion when special education is underfunded.

WHAT PROGRESS?:

Special education students are still segregated from their peers.

STATE OF THE FUNDING:

Kansas’s Education Department says the amount is 76% since 2011.

IS THIS FAPE?

Special education is an unfunded mandate. Because of this, other programs lose funding to make up for it.

What does fully funded special education look like?