The 12.7 percent cap isn’t the only constraint the state puts on unique education financing.

Districts receive the very same quantity for special education students– nearly double the per-pupil financing for basic education– despite disability, according to a formula established in the early 1990s.

Formerly, the state paid different quantities for various disabilities, which was believed to pump up costs since it developed rewards for districts to exaggerate students’ needs to collect more cash.