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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!

How to Help End Sequestration

Send your message to Congress! Tell Congress to avoid sequestration and protect education funding:

Use Contacting the Congress to find your members and send your message.

Additional Resources:

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)

 

 
 

Blog Bytes

IDEA Money Watch Blog :: The Balance Sheet
> President's Budget Provides Less than 1% boost for IDEA
> Budget Deal brings IDEA increase
> 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!

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IL, MI and MO announce LEA Rating Changes