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Contact Your Legislators and Tell Them to Fund the Special Education Cross-Subsidy

March 8, 2018

Parents: Contact Your Legislators and tell them to Fund the Special Education Cross-Subsidy!

Each year District 742 is required by law to provide programming for students with special needs that greatly exceeds the funding that the State and Federal governments provide for these much-needed programs! The result is that the District has to take those funds from regular education programs. In the 2017-18 school year District 742 faces a cross-subsidy of $11 million of funds intended for regular education to the special education program. This is a challenge faced by virtually every school district in Minnesota. Please contact your legislators and tell them to fully-fund the special education cross-subsidy!

Please watch the video below, which explains the special education cross-subsidy.