Special-education numbers trigger funding shift for Conn. district

02/1/2010 | Register Citizen (Torrington, Conn.), The

A provision of federal law aimed at reducing racial disparities among students placed in special education is being applied in a Connecticut district that last year had 38 white students with autism, but just one black student and one Asian student. The Amity Regional School District must divert 15% of its special-education funding to create programs to address the disparity. If the disparities continue to exist, the district could see its federal funding reduced further.

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