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Program 026
SPI - Special Education
Recommendation Summary
Dollars in Thousands
FY 97 FTEs General Fund-State Other Funds Total Funds
1995-97 Expenditure Authority 747,920 98,684 846,604
Supplemental Changes
Enrollment/Workload Changes (5,247) (5,247)
Compensation Changes 808 808
Other Adjustments 1,868 1,868
Subtotal - Supplemental Changes (2,571) (2,571)
Total Proposed Budget 745,349 98,684 844,033
Difference (2,571) (2,571)
Percent Change from Current Biennium (.3)% (.3)%
Supplemental Changes
Enrollment/Workload Changes
Estimated special education enrollment ages 0-2 is decreased by 800 students for the 1996-97 school year (from 2,600 to 1,800 students). Estimated special education enrollment ages 3-21 is decreased by 808 students (from 109,544 to 109,036 students).
Compensation Changes
Special education allocations are increased as a result of changes in the average dollars per student provided in the general apportionment program for the 1996-97 school year. General apportionment dollars per student increase because of a higher average mix factor and a higher funded staffing ratio for grades kindergarten through three. See program 021 - General Apportionment for details.
Other Adjustments
Estimates are reduced for federal Medicaid revenues claimed by school districts for medical services to special education students. A portion of the federal Medicaid revenue is used to offset state funding for special education. An additional $1,868,000 in state money is needed to replace the federal Medicaid shortfall.