Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Award

Summer 7-1981

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Sam Rust, Jr.

Second Advisor

Glenn Madsen

Third Advisor

Dale LeFevre


Financial implications of the current Washington Special Education Funding Formula for the 1980-81 school year were studied. Financial data for 229 school districts which provided education for handicapped children was collected for the study. The results showed that the majority of school districts which provide education for handicapped children did not receive funding equal to expenditures for education programs for the 1980-81 school year. Recommendations for increasing Washington's funding for handicapped education programs are discussed.