Brandywine, PA: Enrollment decreases while SPED jumps to 19%

June 22, 2017, Reading (PA) Eagle : Brandywine Heights School Board creates new special education position The Brandywine Heights School Board has approved creating a special education intervention specialist position in the elementary school by moving a special education teacher from the high school into the new position and hiring someone part time to fill the teaching position. Administrators said the goal is to work with children from a young age and help prevent them from needing special education services later on. Dulcie Rothermel, director of pupil services, said the district has seen enrollment decrease while the number of special education students has increased to 18.9 percent, 3 percentage points higher than the 15.9 percent national average.

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