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Lewiston, ME: 21% of students receive special education

Mar 4, 2020, Lewiston (ME) Sun Journal: Lewiston school budget linked to goals-Superintendent Todd Finn proposed a $91.04 million spending plan for fiscal year 2021 https://www.sunjournal.com/2020/03/02/lewiston-school-budget-linked-to-goals/ The proposed school budget is designed to secure success for students, teachers and the community by removing barriers, Superintendent Todd Finn said Monday night. Finn is asking for a $2.06 million increase in fiscal year 2021 to work toward meeting the School Committee’s goals of improved instruction, accountability, an equitable and informed community and stewardship of public resources. The $91.04 million spending plan also includes $2.88 million in contracted salary increases and other mandates. The fiscal year 2020 budget is $86.1 million…. The data paint a picture of a struggling school system:… 1,106 of the district’s 5,211 students receive special education…[21% of students].