Disability Rights Wisconsin is calling upon the Joint Finance Committee of the state legislature to support a state budget investment that funds 50% of special education expenses for Wisconsin’s nearly 118,00 public school students with disabilities when the committee meets on Thursday to take up education provisions in the budget.
“Wisconsin has underfunded special education for years and none of the options that the JFC has proposed come close to meeting the need for our students with disabilities,” declared Lea Kitz, DRW’s Executive Director. “We hear every day about the struggles of students with disabilities and their families as their schools contend with stretching limited resources. Especially in this pandemic time, our students deserve a state budget that steps up to invest in their future in the workforce and our communities.”
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