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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 988         FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 355


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Thomas J. Calter


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to special education budgets.






Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Marcos A. Devers

16th Essex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Jason Lewis


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 988        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 355

By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 355) of Thomas J. Calter and others relative to establishing an insurance program for municipalities in relation to special education costs.  Education. 


SEE SENATE, NO. 256 OF 2011-2012.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to special education budgets.

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              SECTION 1. Recognizing that school districts and municipalities are unable to adequately plan an education budget because of the volatility of special education costs, and in an effort to help school districts and municipalities with their growing concern regarding extraordinary and unanticipated special education cost, the Commonwealth will devise an insurance policy for municipalities in school districts which will allow them to be reimbursed for special education costs that exceed 25% of the dollar amount obtained by the formula below:

              The average special education expenditures for the commonwealth over the last three years, divided by the average number of public school students in the commonwealth over the last three years, multiplied by the number of students in a particular school district or municipality.

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