Feds Loosen Rules On Cutting Special Ed. Spending

08/31/2011 12:54 pm ET | Updated Oct 31, 2011

School districts that want to reduce special education spending from one year to the next without restoring what was cut now have the blessing of the U.S. Department of Education.

In the past, federal law was interpreted to mean that once a district set its special education budget, it could not be reduced permanently except for very specific reasons.

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