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Education Law Center Special Education Funding Report

By Dee Pettack | October 11, 2022

The National Education Law Center published a new study today based on the work done by the Wisconsin Policy Forum and with input from some of our public education advocates on Wisconsin’s special education reimbursement rateTheir findings are consistent with the information all of you have been sharing with us for many years, that districts are covering approximately $1.25 billion in unreimbursed special education costs.  Due to this being a national study, it may draw some additional attention from the media on this very important issue. 

Read the ELC’s report here, and they have a new interactive map to find the special education funding gaps in your district and region to help tell your district’s story.

Below are some quick facts regarding the state of special education funding in Wisconsin:

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