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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Illinois' Special Education: DURBIN: ILLINOIS SCHOOLS COULD LOSE $130M IN MEDICAID PLAN



U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says President Bush's plans for Medicaid will cut as much as $130M in funding for Illinois schools.

***What happened to Bush's "No Child Left Behind?"

ABC 7 Chicago dot com
Associated Press
August 29, 2006

Durbin and leaders of several Illinois districts said at a news conference today that Medicaid helps pay for special education health programs required by federal law.

He says if Bush's 2007 federal budget is adopted, districts---especially large ones---could lose out on (M) millions of dollars. Chicago public schools CEO Arne Duncan says his district faces a 38 (M) million-dollar loss.

Under the Individuals with Disability Education Act, schools must transport children who have special needs to and from class and tend to their health care at school.

Since 1997, states and school districts have been reimbursed for these services for children who are on Medicaid.


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