a growing issue across minnesota

The amount that districts pay in cross-subsidies ranges from $100 to $1,450 per student. At $1,210 per general education student, Waconia Public Schools is near the top end of per student cross-subsidy costs. 

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media coverage - special education funding

MINNPOST - 'We can't sustain this': special-ed shortfalls strain Minnesota districts as lawmakers struggle to find long-term solution 

Waconia Patriot - Special ed funding formula puts school districts in difficult position

Waconia Patriot - Devine: Proposed special education funding change is welcome

KSTP-TV - New special education funding formula surprises school districts

WCCO-TV - Chisago Lakes School District's $1.6 Million Budget Crisis

FOX 9-TV - Special education funding change costs Monticello Schools $1.6 million

KVLY-TV - Special education funding: How the gap hurts all students

MINNPOST - 'Help us': Minnesota school officials plead with lawmakers to fix special education cross-subsidy

Star Tribune - Minnesota schools facing 'crisis level' in special education funding

Hutchinson Leader - Local special education expenses on the rise

Winona Daily News - State needs to close special ed funding gap

Star Tribune - Federal government must deliver on its special education funding obligation

Rochester Post Bulletin - Mind the gap: Funding proposed to halt special ed 'cross subsidy'

SC Times - 'It's a crisis situation:' Underfunded special education mandates cost district $11.7M

Monticello Schools - Funding deficit created by perfect storm of events

Mankato Free Press  - Special education funding gaps growing, inequitable

Duluth News Tribune - Who should pay? Districts advocate for changes in how special education expenses are covered

Austin Daily Herald  - Paying the bill for exploding special ed costs

MPR - As schools struggle with costs, special education takes a toll

SC Times - St. Cloud NAACP sues Minnesota over special education underfunding in schools

Isanti-Chisago County Star - North Branch school board approves budget cuts

Farmington Independent - MSBA requests state attorney general file lawsuit

Mankato Free Press  - Special education: State money is answer to lack of federal funds

Rochester Post Bulletin - Schools need full funding for special education

KROC Radio - Rochester School Board Facing Unexpected Need for Spending Cuts

The Bemidji Pioneer  - Who should pay? Duluth, other Minnesota districts advocate for changes in how special education expenses are covered

Brainerd Dispatch - Brainerd school board supports special ed funding increase

Lonsdale News Review - TCU board joins others in urging government to offset special education costs

Grand Rapids Herald Review - School districts across Minnesota advocate for special education reform

MINNPOST - Meet the cross-subsidy, an increasingly painful way to pay for special ed

Duluth News Tribune - Special education funding fix has to come from feds, state

KIMT-TV - Stewartville: Fighting for special education funding

Associated Press (AP) - Special education costs rise for Minnesota schools

MREA Voice - Minnesota Schools Face Rising Special Education Needs

Stillwater Area Public Schools  - Board continues to budget cuts for 2019-2020

Columbia Heights Public Schools  - Addressing Special Education Cross-Subsidy is a Priority

MN Schoolwires - Special Education Cross-Subsidy Continues to Grow

MINNPOST - Special-ed reform: Paperwork exacerbates funding challenges, proponents say

Minnesota Legislature - School districts grapple with growing special education funding gap