K-12 Special Education Study
Report Type Final Report 
Date Published December 2001 
Publication Number 01-11 
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The 2000 Supplemental Operating Budget mandated this JLARC study of Special Education.  It focuses on the special education safety net, created in 1995 following changes to Washingtons special education funding formula, as a result of a previous JLARC study.  The feasibility of determining individual school districts need for safety net funds is addressed.  As well, the role of the State Auditors Office in the safety net process is evaluated, together with the methodology that school districts are required to use for reporting their special education expenditures when applying for safety net funds. 

Bob Thomas, Project Supervisor
Larry Brubaker
Kendra Dahlen
Elizabeth DuBois
Stephanie Hoffman
Print Availability Request hard copy from the JLARC Publications Officer
Number of Pages 71 
Keywords k-12, special education, education, schools, school, safety net, safety net oversight, SNOC, individualized educatnio program, IEP, students with disabilities, student with disability, funding formula, district, district's, expenditures per student 
Category Education