USD 231 will receive about $20 more per special education educator than officials anticipated.
The Kansas Department of Education notified the school district that the final amount of categorical aid per special education educator will be $27,520 for the 2014-2015 school year. The aid amount is a reimbursement from the state per special education staffer. The Gardner Edgerton School District budgeted $27,500 in reimbursement aid. The aid does not typically fully fund a position at USD 231.
For example, if a special educator’s contract is for $45,000, the district uses money from the general fund, or base state aid per pupil, to make up the difference.