unpredictable consequences of new special education funding formula

The Minnesota Legislature changed the special education formula on how districts are reimbursed a couple sessions ago but, only now are school districts realizing the negative consequences due to a lag time of 24-months for school districts to receive their reimbursements from the state.

Even the Minnesota Department of Education is admitting that there was no way for school districts such as Waconia to see the full, negative financial impact of the special education funding formula.

MN Dept. of Education report to MN Legislators