The Tuolumne County Board of Trustees will be hosting a workshop series this year on topics relevant to the work of the board members. All district board members are invited to take part in these FREE workshops.
Board Member Workshop: Understanding Special Education Funding in California and the Tuolumne County Special Education Budget
Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) is not only underfunded at the federal, state and local level, identification and expenditures continue to outpace any other specialized programs statewide.
In recent years, local budgets have been funding an increasing share of special education costs. According to the most recent report provided by the Legislative Analyst Office (LAO), in the last ten years the local share of special education funding Statewide has increased from 48% to 62%. This significant increase in local general fund contributions has caused a significant burden to LEAs. Various factors have caused this significant funding disproportionality.
Three major topics of discussion for this workshop include:
- Federal and State Funding
- Local Funding (Bill back)
- County Operated, District Funded Programs
This workshop is intended for District Board Members and District Superintendents.