Governor Carney signs House Bill 86, increasing special education funding for K-3 students

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WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney signed legislation on Friday that will provide increased funding for students in kindergarten through third grade identified as eligible for basic special education services.

House Bill 86 will increase the unit count funding for K-3 Basic Special Education students by 2023-2024 school year, fiscal year 2024, to be consistent with the unit of pupils currently available to students in grades 4 through 12.

“Our goal is to make sure that every child who walks through the door of a school in Delaware has the resources they need to succeed,” said Governor Carney. “This legislation will help us get there by providing important services early in a student’s academic career. Thank you to Representative Williams, Senator Poore, and to all the members of the General Assembly, as well as our educators and administrators and the advocates for your dedication to Delaware’s children and for your work on this legislation.”

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