Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative Newsletter - March 2013

Notes from the Executive Director  Two important federal and state events have happened recently and could use your attention…

Despite our best efforts – and the efforts of millions of other Americans who asked Congress to prevent sequestration – the devastating cuts took effect on Friday, March 1st. This will mean that there will be a 5% cut to federal IDEA funding. In our local area, this is a reduction of approximately $281,055. While the damaging results of the cuts may take months to surface, we know first-hand that special education was already hurting before even more funding was taken away by sequestration. I will keep you informed about upcoming advocacy efforts. You may access more information on sequestration in our state at http://www.isbe.net/sequestration/default.htm.  Read more here...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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