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March 29, 2020

FAQs: Excess Cost Grant

This frequently asked questions document from the School and State Finance Project summarizes key components of Connecticut's Excess Cost grant, which is provided by the State to school districts to assist them in paying for special education expenses for students with extraordinary needs.

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Education Funding

December 04, 2019

FAQs: Special Education Services for Schools of Choice

This frequently asked questions document from the School and State Finance Project discusses special education services for Connecticut students attending public schools of choice, including how those services are delivered and paid for.

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Schools of Choice

February 24, 2017

Analysis of Governor Malloy's Special Education Funding Proposal

Governor Dannel Malloy’s budget proposal for the FY 2018–2019 biennium disentangles special education funding from the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grant by reducing the ECS foundation amount by 22 percent, which is equal to the total amount of the ECS grant that Connecticut currently reports to the U.S. Department of Education is attributable to special education. The Connecticut School Finance Project has prepared an independent analysis examining these proposed changes and how they align with six key principles and practices all special education finance systems should follow, based on a comprehensive 50-state survey examining state special education finance models.

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Education Funding

June 10, 2016

Connecticut Special Education Trends and Expenditures

The Connecticut School Finance Project has created an interactive analysis detailing district and statewide special education trends and expenditures. The visualizations provide information on the prevalences and growth rates of disabilities in districts and offer insight into how special education expenditures have changed over the past five years on state and district levels.

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Special Education

May 07, 2016

Memorandum Regarding Maintenance of Effort and Support Requirements Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004

In 2004, the U.S. Congress passed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, which was a reauthorization of the 1975 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). There are three primary financial principles that frame the requirements states and districts must follow under IDEA. These are known as “supplement not supplant,” “maintenance of support,” and “maintenance of effort.” Although these three principles are distinct, they are also interrelated. This memorandum defines these terms and describes how they interact to define how states allocate funding for special education. A description of Connecticut’s practices in maintaining adherence to federal guidelines is also featured in the memorandum.

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Special Education

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