School Funding Basics- Special Education & "Circuit Breaker" Funding

Thursday, December 22, 2011 0 Comments A + a -

The below PowerPoint was my second in a series of presentations that I gave to the Regional School Committee regarding the basics of how the school budget is funded.  This presentation focuses on how special education services are funded at the state and national level.  It also focuses on a specific funding stream from the state, known as "circuit breaker" funding, that is a partial reimbursement for the expenses for out-of-district placed students.  As the presentation captures, this important program has not kept up with the ever-increasing costs associated with the education of our students with the greatest needs.