Oregon request for waiver denied by US Dept. of Ed

In a letter dated April 7, 2011, the U.S. Dept. of Education has denied Oregon’sĀ  request for a waiver allowing it to reduce its state financial support for special education and related services for fiscal year (FY) 2010 ā€“ 2011 (July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011) by $15,674,579.

USED found that “At this time, the State appears to have projected financial resources available to fully restore funding to special education and related services in order to meet its obligation to maintain State financial support ā€“ indeed, the documents submitted by the State demonstrate that the State estimates revenue that is $210,776,215 in excess of its appropriations for the remainder of FY 2010 ā€“ 2011″ and, therefore, denied the request.

All information pertaining to this request is available here.

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