NYC’s special education computer system mishandles reimbursements, fails disabled studentsMarch 22, 2016
The $130 million computer system that the city uses to track special education services has bungled Medicaid reimbursements and compromised students in need, a new study charges.
The report, published Wednesday by the Independent Budget Office, comes after Public Advocate Letitia James sued the Education Department over the Special Education Student Information System, and said it was a failure.
The budget office said city revenue estimates will fall short by $70 million because the city won’t be able to get expected reimbursements for special education.
Meanwhile, another brief released Wednesday by the Independent Budget Office notes the mayor’s budget plan expects state education aid to grow 5% next year even though the governor proposed $171 million less in state funding.