To meet the needs of special education students, South Dakota school districts have bridged the funding gap through the state’s Extraordinary Cost Fund

Friday, April 12, 2019 10:38 a.m. CDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — Congress is looking at a resolution that would help South Dakota and other states pay for special education, and educators in the state say it’s about time the federal government pays what it promised.

The “Individuals with Disabilities in Education Full Funding Act” was passed in 1975, to ensure that free public education is available to all eligible children with disabilities. 

Mary McCorkle, president of the South Dakota Education Association says Congress agreed that the federal government would pay 40% of the costs, with the rest covered by states. But it didn’t happen, putting schools

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