Special Education Funding Guide

The Special Education Funding and Data Reference Guide will serve as an important resource for identifying fiscal and compliance criteria for most of the special education funds disbursed to local educational agencies (LEAs) through the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). This information should assist you in your analysis of financial activity; enhance your ability to maximize financial resources; and accurately report special education financial and student data.

The format is designed for ease of use in identifying funding sources and program expenditures. For your convenience, the manual is posted by section. As additional or revised information becomes available during the school year, we will update the sections posted to our website.

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