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Last Updated: 2/18/2010
Budget Issue: Governor seeks $1 billion in one-time federal funding as compensation for the federal government not covering its full share of special education costs. If funds were received, they would be used for general fiscal relief.
Program: California Department of Education
Finding or Recommendation: Recommend California request that the federal government fully fund the federal 40 percent-of-excess-cost policy and permanently increase federal special education funding for all states. Accordingly, states and school districts should be allowed to reduce their share of costs.
Further Detail

For more detail, please see the "Federal Special Education Funding" section of The 2010-11 Budget: Proposition 98 and K-12 Education report.