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Indiana: State budget increases special ed funding

May 31, 2023, CBS4, Indianapolis: New Indiana budget increases funding for special education, English language programs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfQFahcqcGU

VIDEO: Indiana lawmakers set aside more funding for special education and English language learning programs.

…School leaders say that extra funding is needed. …

…School officials say this type of increase has been needed for some time…

SPED director: Special education funding is a constant battle that we’re fighting.

Each eligibility determines the funding that we get for each student, and some of those numbers have been stagnant since the 90s. …

The budget provides a 5 percent increase for special education grants for each of the next two years. …

When it comes to special ed, Kim Dodson, of the ARC of Indiana, says the increase isn’t enough. …

The field also needs more staff.




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