By Kim Kilbride
Originally posted by the South Bend Tribune on June 2, 2014.
“Though funding for Indiana’s public schools has dwindled in recent years — because of Circuit Breaker tax caps, for one reason — districts are still legally required to serve all qualifying special education students…”
“…In John Glenn schools, the difference between the funding the district receives to serve all special education students and the costs of doing so is between $300,000 and $350,000 annually.
And that deficit comes from the general fund, which is the same pot of money that school districts use to pay for employee salaries and benefits, among other things.”