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.