Today, CEC and its division the Council for Administrators of Special Education (CASE), are releasing a joint survey of over 300 local special education directors around the nation demonstrating that the fiscal crisis continues to weaken districts ability to serve students with disabilities and the pending sequestration – across the board cut of 8% - will impact districts ability to educate all students at the local level.
In May, 2012, CEC and CASE updated their 2011 survey which examined the impact of the fiscal crisis. In the new survey, they also asked about the potential impact of sequestration. The May 2012 survey confirmed local school districts are weakened by the past few years of cuts and sequestration will likely be dire.
If Sequestration occurs, survey results indicate:
- There will be increased strain on the availability of services for students with disabilities. 81% Agree
- Their district will cut funding for purchase of resources including needed technology. 85% Agree
- Their district will increase caseload. 77% Agree
- Their district will reduce professional development. 79% Agree
- There will be a hiring freeze and/or layoffs. Over 95% Agree
Read more about the survey here.
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