Iowa Gets Waiver to Reduce Aid to School Districts for Special Education

The Iowa Dept. of Education has requested and received a waiver to reduce state support of special education, as allowable under the IDEA.

The request allows Iowa to reduce its state aid to local districts in support of the excess costs of special education by $38,102,897 for FY 2010, which represents a 7.25 percent decrease in State financial support for special education from FY 2009 to FY 2010.

The waiver request was submitted on January 26, 2010 and granted by U.S. Dept. of Education on April 29, 2010.

The request, additional correspondence and US ED letter granting the request are available here. (PDF, 17 pgs)

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