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Greenfield, MA: "Spike" in SPED budget: $484,423; largely from outplacement of students

Feb 12, 2018, Greenfield (MA) Recorder: Proposed Pioneer budget would increase town assessments by 7.6 percent average http://www.recorder.com/Pioneer-presents-first-budget-draft-with-proposed-5-8-percent-increase-15379248 Pioneer Valley Regional School District Superintendent Ruth Miller penciled increases into the first draft of next year’s budget that some School Committee and community members think sound ambitious. … Christine Maguire, the school district’s special education administrator, explained a spike in her budget — which increased $484,423 in a budget presented Thursday — comes largely from transportation costs and private or out-of-district tuition.