A state-led audit found that students with disabilities aren’t receiving adequate support from Oregon schools due to limited funding, rising caseloads, difficulty hiring and retaining special education teachers and other factors.

The audit, led by the Oregon Secretary of State Audits Division mainly using data from the 2018-19 school year, had a damning view of the state of special education in Oregon.

“Children in some parts of the state are not receiving adequate services or experience gaps in services, in part, because (the state) lacks a strategic plan to guide decision-making around the use of special education resources,” stated the audit report. “Children with disabilities who do not receive adequate services may have difficulties realizing their educational and life potential.”

According to the audit, most Oregon school districts and early childhood education providers have a hard time properly taking care of and educating students in special education classes. Part of this is due to rising caseloads, the report states.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.