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

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

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

Mankato Free Press  - Special education funding gaps growing, inequitable

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

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

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

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