Add Special Education Weights (SB 508)


In the second year of the biennium, special education units will be converted to an equivalent per pupil "weighted" formula. This will begin an increase in weighted formula funding over each year of subsequent biennial budgets until the desired weight (estimated to be twice the basic per pupil guarantee) is achieved, as recommended by the SB 500 Task Force during the recent Interim Study. An additional $25 million is appropriated to fund this expansion in the second year.