(Canada) Not enough $$$ for SPED

Aug 14, 2017, Toronto Star: School fundraising report says amounts raised far outpace that of government grants for needy areas Despite changes to special education funding, some boards continue to spend millions more than they receive to deliver programming. ... “Boards are struggling every year to balance their budgets; they are struggling to get enough resources and enough money into special education programming to support students with special needs. “And even with changes that the Liberals put in most recently, even under that, there are still boards that lost out on millions of dollars.” Teachers have been warning about this “for a number of years now,” Hammond added. “There’s been a consistent decline in the supports and resources with regards to special education programs at the same time as we see increases in the numbers of students requiring those levels of support.

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