Federal decision on special education funding to strain Tarrant County school district budgets

dfwnewsa | January 11, 2024 | 0 | Fort Worth , Fort Worth News

Federal decision on special education funding to strain Tarrant County school district budgets

A note and school supplies sit on a student’s desk in a classroom at Rufino Mendoza Elementary in Fort Worth ISD on Aug. 13, 2023. (Cristian ArguetaSoto | Fort Worth Report)
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Tarrant County school districts are set to lose more than $17.2 million in special education funding as a result of a recent federal decision.

Fort Worth ISD will lose $4.2 million, while the Birdville, Keller and Eagle Mountain-Saginaw school districts will each see losses of at least $1 million and Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD will see a nearly $1 million cut, according to data from the Texas Health and Human Services Department.

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