Funding Increase Announced to Help Special Education Providers

By Joe Gullo

Published 06/10 2014 04:27PM

Updated 06/10 2014 04:33PM

ALBANY, N.Y. -  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced special education providers will receive a 3.8 percent in reimbursement rates.

A press release says schools that will benefit from the funding serve students with diverse and complex needs.

“New York State is pleased to increase our support for education providers who deliver vital assistance to schools that work closely with children with special needs,” Governor Cuomo said. “Many of these schools are a lifeline to parents and communities, offering services beyond the classroom to support students who are faced with a special set of challenges. This increase is a vital boost to special education providers and recognizes the important role these schools play for New York’s children.”

Providers that will benefit from this tuition increase include:
  • 853 Schools created by Chapter 853 of the Laws of 1976, and operated by private agencies and provide day and/or residential programs for students with disabilities. There are currently more than 120 such schools which together serve thousands of students. A list of these schools can be found here
  • Special Act School Districts, which are public schools created by special action of the legislature for the purpose of providing education services to students who reside in child care institutions. There are ten such schools together serving hundreds of students. A list of these schools can be found here
Tuition rates for these schools are based on actual allowable costs.

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