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