SCHOOL: Number of students with special ed needs increases

Now with a $5.2 million budget deficit, the board continues to consider a tax increase, which could be as high as 7 percent. The 9-mill increase would generate an additional $3 million for the district.


years. In 2015-16, 18 percent of enrollment needed special education. The increase has led to classrooms being over state-regulated capacity, and some students who require personal care aides have gone without — a violation of the students’ individual...

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