Millions of dollars in special education and low-income education misallocated
Nov. 15, 2017
An audit of the Arizona Department of Education revealed that the department misallocated millions of federal dollars from special-education and low-income funds over the past three years.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas says the sliver lining is that although the funding did not go to the right schools, all Title 1 and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funds went to the right students.
“There was no malfeasance involved,” Douglas says. “All the Title 1 money went to Title 1 students… and all the IDEA money went to special-ed students.”