CASBO Connect

Rethinking Special Education Funding

July 30, 2021 California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) Season 1 Episode 13
CASBO Connect
Rethinking Special Education Funding
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CASBO Connect
Rethinking Special Education Funding
Jul 30, 2021 Season 1 Episode 13
California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO)

The way California provides funding for students with disabilities has not changed in decades and is the largest remaining categorical program in the state.  WestEd has been researching alternatives that could provide more efficiency in how existing resources are distributed to school districts along with better accountability to enhance services and improve outcomes for students.  The WestEd study on special education finance has been released.  We talk to one of the study authors on their findings and recommendations to rethink the state's funding model and align it with other current accountability systems.

Guest: Jason Willis, Director, Resource Planning, WestEd

Show Notes

The way California provides funding for students with disabilities has not changed in decades and is the largest remaining categorical program in the state.  WestEd has been researching alternatives that could provide more efficiency in how existing resources are distributed to school districts along with better accountability to enhance services and improve outcomes for students.  The WestEd study on special education finance has been released.  We talk to one of the study authors on their findings and recommendations to rethink the state's funding model and align it with other current accountability systems.

Guest: Jason Willis, Director, Resource Planning, WestEd