- Applies a 4.05% COLA and increases special education funding by $396.8 million ongoing Proposition 98 funding, increasing the per ADA statewide base rate
- Increases the special education funding formula by $260 million ongoing to include funding for specified services for children aged 3-5 years old in the formula
- $15 million one-time for the Supporting Inclusive Practices project
- $7 million in ongoing federal funding to expand family empowerment centers to all regions in the state
- $550 million total in one-time Proposition 98 funding to invest in increased support for special education alternative dispute resolution ($100 million) and learning recovery supports ($450 million) for special education students associated with impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- $300,000 onetime for development and piloting of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) facilitation network.
The Federal government budget proposes to continue the 3 billion special education American Rescue Act dollars beyond the one time 2021-22 award to states for the coming year and to increase by 1 billion each subsequent year. These ongoing increases is what "fully funding special education" means and would be achieved over a 10 year period. Senate Bill 72 by Chris Van Holland.
UPDATE: July 2, 2021 EdSOURCE