A newly-formed commission met Tuesday in Moon Township to receive feedback on the Special Education Funding Formula. The formula has been used for the last five years to distribute dollars to schools. Educators and advocates told lawmakers that the cost of special education services continues to outpace the funding districts receive from the state.

“Clearly as cost grows faster than state funding, we are shifting more of the burden for special education to local taxpayers,” Jay Himes, with the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials, told lawmakers Tuesday.

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