Education

Education Every child should have access to an education that prepares him or her for positive long-term outcomes including gainful employment and meaningful community involvement.

The Coalition supports public policies that advance:

• Early intervention services for children with delays and disabilities as young as possible.

• Equal access to the general education environment and curriculum.

• Safe, inclusive classrooms that put the student first.

• Parent-professional relationships with quality, regular communication.

• An IEP and 504 process that engages all stakeholders at the table.

• Protections for students to access the special education services they need in all education reform initiatives. • Protections for students from improper restraint and isolation practices.

• Higher expectations for student outcomes and accountability for our schools to get them there.

• Services for students who are transitioning from school to a career or additional studies.

• Opportunities for post-secondary education and training.

NEVADA SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING COMPARED TO OTHER STATES OR MOUNTAIN WEST STATES
Top 5 States providing State Funding Dollars per Student in Special Education
States State Dollars per Student in Special Education
Hawaii $21,336.80
Vermont $11,103.59
New York $8,059.82
Connecticut $7,599.89
Minnesota $7,113.55
National Average $2,621.38
Nevada $2,266.06
Sources: (U.S. Census Bureau, 2014)and (U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National
Center for Education Statistics, 2013).
There were 16 states, including the District of Columbia, which did not provide state funding for students enrolled in special education (students served under IDEA). Nevada ranked 21 in spending per student in special education, out of the 50 states.

Source: (Respectability 2015)