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Presentation to the Governor's Task Force on Educational Excellence, November 6, 2003
States use five basic types of funding formulas that vary considerably.
Pupil Weights: State special education aid is allocated on a per student basis. It provides more money for students who are expected to cost more. Funding weights are differentiated on the basis of student placement, disability or some combination of the two. Seventeen states use the pupil weight funding formula; three states use a combination of approaches.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Administered by the U. S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. The information on this page is provided as a service to the public. Since Section 504 is administered by the USDE/Office for Civil Rights, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has no enforcement authority for issues arising under Section 504, including interpretation of requirements related to Section 504 plans, services provided under Section 504, or due process procedures about Section 504 issues.