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Bozeman, MT: Special ed numbers soar from "around 500" to "around 900"

April 12, 2024, NBC Montana: Bozeman schools look to accommodate growing special education needs 


Anchor: The Bozeman School District is working to generate ideas on how to accommodate growing special education needs.

District officials gave a presentation on the topic during a school board meeting this week.

The number of the special education students rose from around 500 students to around 900 students.

As a result, IDEA funding is slim and the district’s general fund is trying to make up the  difference

Special Ed. Director: It’s really rewarding to have strong structures of support in place for special education

Anchor: Officials say the goal is to overcome the challenges of disability based accommodations and services to keep up with the growing student population.


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