Special Education Funding
The state special education formula consists of an allocation for children with
disabilities birth through pre-kindergarten and kindergarten through 21. The allocation for special education students age K–21 is based on a maximum of 12.7 percent of the district’s total K–12 resident FTE enrollment times .9309 of the district’s basic education allocation (BEA). Birth through pre-kindergarten special education students are funded at the district’s BEA times 1.15. State special education allocations can be viewed on the School Apportionment and Financial Services (SAFS)
website in Report 1220 Special Education Allocation.
Federal IDEA Part B funds are allocated to states and local districts on a census based formula of eligible children age 3—21 receiving special education and related services on the established count date. Districts with approved applications access these funds through the iGrants system. In 2009 Washington State was allocated $221 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) IDEA Part B funding which was distributed to school districts using the federal allocation formula.
Special Education iGrants Form Packages
School District Allocation Tables
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(360) 725-6107 Fax
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