In a letter dated March 8, 2011, the state of Oregon has filed an official request for a waiver from the US Dept. of Education allowing the state to reduce its financial support of special education to local districts.
According to the request, Oregon’s level of financial support for special education and related services provided to children with disabilities in 2010-11 was $334,309,910, compared to $349,984,489 in 2009-10. This was a decrease of $15,674,579 (4.48%). Therefore, the waiver request is for the amount of the decrease, $15,674,579 for the 2010-11 school year.
More details are available here.