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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Proportionate Share Funding Guidance

Source: Special Education Finance

Intended Audience: Superintendents, Special Education Directors, Finance Administrators

Date: September 1, 2011

Proportionate share funds are the amount of IDEA Part B funds a district must spend on parentally-placed private and home school children with disabilities ages five (5) to twenty-one (21) who have been evaluated and determined eligible for special education and related services within the district boundaries. 

To assist school districts with funding questions, we have recently posted a PowerPoint presentation and a Proportionate Share calculation spreadsheet located under the Special Education Finance header at:

If you have any questions, please contact our section by email at or by calling 573-751-0622.