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Endwell, NY: District can't afford SPED program; 'absolutely 100% a budgetary issue'

Nov 20, 2018, Johnson City, NY, News 12: District may relocate special education program https://wbng.com/news/local-news/2018/11/20/district-may-relocate-special-education-program/ ENDWELL (WBNG) — Maine-Endwell School District’s 8:1:1 Special Education program may be forced to relocate due to funding.

“We simply cant afford to keep all these programs,” said Maine-Endwell School District Superintendent, Jason Van Fossen. “It is absolutely 100% a budgetary issue.” Van Fossen told 12 News on Monday that multiple teachers in the 8:1:1 program are retiring, and the district cannot afford to pay new salaries. Instead, they’re looking at relocating the program and the students to another school….