The Business of Special Ed

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

In the first of a series of must-attend webinars sponsored by the California Association of School Business Officials, one of the state’s leading experts in special education administration will share critical guidance principles for managing this ever growing component of the school budget. Join us for "The Business of Special Ed”.

Dr. Lee Funk, director of special education at School Innovations & Advocacy, along with former State Superintendent of Public Instruction – Jack O’Connell, now SI&A’s chief education officer will discuss:

  • Maintenance of Effort – A general overview.
  • Monitoring and Planning for MOE – Budgeting to avoid future penalties.
  • Interdepartmental Collaboration – What districts can do to ensure continuity between the business and special ed divisions.
  • Pending Issues – Federal legislation and/or national trends that will be impacting special education in the near future.

Dr. Funk, with more than three decades of experience in special education as a teacher, director and superintendent – has established expertise in classroom instruction as well as the management of special programs and alternative schools. His work at SI&A includes directing the Partnering4SpecialEd program. SI&A has been successful in working with nearly 90 school districts, improving Special Ed programs and identifying over $80 million is cost savings. 

O’Connell, a two-time state superintendent and former state legislator, brings a national reputation for public education administration to the seminar as well as up-to-the-minute insight into legislative changes on the horizon both in Sacramento and Washington D.C.

For more information on SI&A’s Partnering4SpecialEd visit