Special education panel meets Tuesday

The Legislature’s interim committee studying special education funding meets Tuesday, Sept. 11, for perhaps the final time before the 2019 session.

Among bills under consideration are measures that would:

Create a sparsity factor;

Accelerate the recalculation period to every two years from the present three; and

Increase state funding to more than $5.2 million, a raise of more than $1.2 million.

There’s also a proposed resolution to Congress that points out the 1975 goal of 40 percent federal funding and the peak of 18 percent.

Rep. Mary Duvall, R-Pierre, chairs the interim committee. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. CT. The measures are at https://bit.ly/2O0L9D7.

It’s one of three legislative committees meeting Tuesday. The others are access to mental health at 7:30 a.m. CT and the appropriations panel at 2 p.m. CT. Their documents can be found through LRC website at https://bit.ly/2QenP6u.

All three meetings can be heard on sd.net.