Here’s where you’ll find information about the impact of sequestration on federal funding for the IDEA.
Unless Congress acts, sequestration will take effect on March 1, 2013. It could mean a reduction of $1,053,600,000 to IDEA Part B, section 611 (support for special education for students with disabilities ages 6-21) and $33,910,000 to IDEA Part B, section 619 (support for preschool programs for students with disabilities ages 3-5).
So find out what sequestration involves, how it will affect federal funding for your state, and what you can do to avert these devastating cuts to IDEA funding!
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Education Week: What Would Big, Giant Proposed Cuts Mean for Your K-12 Program? Politics K-12 Blog, April 6, 2012
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: How the Across-the-Board Cuts in the Budget Control Act Will Work
Office of Management and Budget: Sequestration Report to Congress (Sept. 2012)
IDEA Money Watch Blog :: The Balance Sheet
> Advocate/Activist's Call to Action
> New Report on Impact of Sequestration
> US Dept. of Ed proposes new regulations for LEA MOE
> State-by-state IDEA funding cuts under Sequestration
> US Dept. of Ed retracts MOE guidance challenged by IDEA Money Watch!
> Senate gives IDEA funding a boost
> Obama ignores special ed, again!
> Can You Say "Sequestration?"
> Comments to National Council on Disability
> Money Doesn't Trump Blame Game
> Deal or No Deal: ED's new info on LEA MOE provisions
> IDEA Money Watch responds to AEI report on Special Education Spending
> Meet the ARRA Albatross
> Funding Cliff Comes to New Hanover
LEA reductions in MOE
> State by state data available here
> 100 Largest School District info here
State MOE Waiver Requests ::
AL, IA (FY10), IA (FY11) KS, NJ, OR, SC, WV
Tutorial :: Understanding the Impact of IDEA Federal Funds and ARRA Funds over Time
Video :: The Business of Special Education
MOE Basics :: Essential info on IDEA Maintenance of Effort
IDEA Money Watch hits YouTube
WI: Milwaukee Schools announced big cuts for 2012
NC: New Hanover district plans big cuts to special education
NY: State shifts special ed costs to districts
TX: Districts cut sped in spite of stimulus
KS may forfeit federal funds due to budget reduction
AZ's Gilbert SD announces cuts
FL district announces layoffs
GA district cuts teachers and paras
HI cuts special ed jobs for 09-10
IA district to eliminate special ed jobs
IN districts announce special education cuts
IL's Chicago needs more Stimulus Oversight
KY district hands out "Wish Lists" Grants
OH districts buy technology with ARRA
CO BOCES uses IDEA ARRA Funds to pay for mismanagement
UT district buys computers that sit in boxes
MO district uses IDEA Funds Unwisely
VA district uses IDEA Funds for Co-Teaching PD
KPS4Parents, Inc. gives IDEA Money Watch 2 thumbs up!
LEA Ratings for every state:
AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NJ, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
IL, MI and MO announce LEA Rating Changes