Bellevue, WA: 'One of the areas where we're spending more is special education'

Aug 18, 2017, Bellevue (WA) Reporter: Bellevue School Board to vote on $301.5 million budget for 2017-18 “One of the areas where we’re spending more is special education,” deVita said of the $3.2 million increase. “… We are moving forward with a model of inclusion, which basically says special needs children are general ed kids first and we’re working to put them in the least restrictive environment.” That includes more co-teaching, she said, and working with SWIFT, an organization that provides academic and behavioral support.