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Charleroi, PA: SPED costs continue to rise

May 24, 2017, Washington (PA) Observer-Reporter: Charleroi school board approves budget with tax increase http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170524/charleroi_school_board_approves_budget_with_tax_increase Taxes will be going up in the Charleroi Area School District, but the exact amount is not yet known because of the recent Washington County reassessment.... “Again, we have successfully implemented cost reduction initiatives over the last three years that have allowed us to continue to keep jobs by utilizing attrition, creating in-house support classrooms, optimizing outside utilization of services, combining transportation for routing efficiency, however fixed costs, like retirement, health care, and special education services continue to increase,” Zahand said.