Special Education Funding Survey
Special education funding has not increased across Wisconsin in the last decade and parents are reporting the impact on their children with disabilities. Governor Evers’ proposed state budget calls for a significant increase in special education funding. Currently the state covers just one-quarter of all special education costs: the Governor’s proposal would increase that reimbursement to 60% by 2021. This would provide a critical increase of $600 million in state funding to local districts. Some members of legislative leadership say they will not support that increase. Legislators are not hearing from families requesting this increase. Please consider taking this brief survey to demonstrate the need for more special education funds for local school districts. Results and your stories will be shared with state policymakers and the public.