Education Commission of the States. (2021). K-12 and Special Education Funding Use this constantly updated website to discover your state’s special education funding mechanism and to compare to other states. If you wish to find states with similar mechanisms, you can use the filters found here.
De Witte, K., Titl, V., Holz, O., & Smet, M. (2019). Financing Quality Education for All: The Funding Methods of Compulsory and Special Needs Education. Leuven University Press. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvnwc0b1 Read chapter 4 for this resource looks at special education funding formulas in five areas of the world. You will be reading part of chapter four (Section 4.5, pp. 115 - 128) which gives an example of funding in one state, Massachusetts, along with a detailed example of a specific district with one primary and one secondary school.
Doutre, S., & Kolbe, T. (2020). Special education funding: Three critical moves state policymakers can make to maintain funding and bolster performance. WestEd. This policy brief addresses the constraints faced by state and local education agencies to fund and ensure a free and appropriate education for students with disabilities. It offers guidance on how to best navigate fiscal challenges while still meeting student needs.
Kolbe, T. (2021). State funding for special education: Aligning policy with priorities. Journal of Special Education Leadership, 34(1), 19–31. The different approaches that states use to provide funding to localities for special education are discussed in this article along with the potential effects of the varied funding mechanisms.