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Minnesota: High SPED cost "rising from increased numbers of students needing services"

April 13, 2018, South Washington County (MN) Bulletin: Dayton proposes $19 million additional special education funds https://www.swcbulletin.com/news/education/4431020-dayton-proposes-19-million-additional-special-education-funds ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed an additional $19 million in special education funding for next year, as such expenses rise throughout the state. His plan would increase spending by $22 million the following year. … She noted that costs are rising from increased numbers of students needing services, more staff, lower staffing ratios and inflationary increases in staff salaries and benefits.