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Federal Focus: Fully funding IDEA
Aug 21, 2019 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join U.S. Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (R-01) and Brendan Boyle (D-02) at this complimentary focus meeting to talk about the critical need to modernize and fully fund the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Although Congress initially promised in 1975 to provide 40% of the funding needed, the current federal investment in special education and related services for children with disabilities is less than 14%, leaving states and local school districts to make up the difference.
Learn about bipartisan efforts now in the U.S. Congress to ensure that special education funding is a priority in the federal budget, and how you can help bring this important legislation to the finish line. Bring your school district facts and questions.
There is no cost to attend but you must register through myPSBA.org. Contact Megan McDonough at (717) 506-2450, ext. 3321, with questions about this event.
This program is hosted by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) and the Centennial School District.