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E. Hartford, CT: As enrollment declines, SPED numbers increase

Nov 29, 2018, Hartford (CT) Courant: East Hartford schools chief seeks 3.7 percent budget increase … School Superintendent Nathan Quesnel proposed a budget for fiscal year 2019-20 that would require an increase of about $3.4 million, or 3.7 percent, over current spending. … While enrollment has declined — from 7,133 in 2014 to a projected 6,866 in 2019 — the number of special education students has increased from 1,238 to 1,602. The number of English learners also has increased from 687 to 887 in the same time frame, according to the presentation. …

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