Kansas receives waiver to reduce state support of special education

Kansas, along with Iowa and South Carolina, has requested a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education USED) to reduce its financial support to local school districts in both FY10 and FY11. Using the IDEA provision allowing USED to grant waivers “due to exceptional or uncontrollable circumstances such as a natural disaster or a precipitous and unforeseen decline in the financial resources of the State.”

After some negotiations, the waiver has been approved by USED. All documents pertaining to the request are available here.

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