Emily Sass is the policy director for Next Generation Texas at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Early in the onset of COVID-19, federal funds in the form of the CARES Act flowed directly to states for education. The distribution was left up to the discretion of the governors based on their own state’s needs. Governor Abbott saw the strug- gles of Texas students with disabilities and dedicated $30 million to supporting them this year through the Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) program.

Testimony in Support Submitted to the Texas Senate Education Committee