The Wisconsin legislature cut $1.6 billion from the 2011-13 public education budget. Parents of children with disabilities have important information to share about how cuts may be impacting their children in their classrooms. If you have one or more children with disabilities attending public school in Wisconsin, you can participate in a short survey to collect this information: Education Budget Cuts Survey.
The survey asks for basic information about your child’s experience in school this year compared to last year. You will also be able to tell your child’s story in your own words. You can indicate that you want your answers included in the survey results anonymously. Or, you can give us your child’s first name. You also can supply a picture of your child for possible use in a report documenting any impacts budget cuts have had on Wisconsin public schools.
Please share this survey with other parents who have children with disabilities and with school staff and disability organizations that can disseminate it. We will publish survey results widely – with the general public, Governor, and legislators.
If you have any questions about the survey, please feel free to contact any of the survey sponsors toll-free:
- The Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) 888-332-1677
- Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) 800-928-8778
- Wisconsin FACETS 877-374-0511