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Monroe County, NY: More $$$ for SPED programs; pay NOW or "a whole lot" later

Apr 10, 2019, WHEC, Rochester, NY: Monroe County Legislature approves increase in funding for special ed providers https://www.whec.com/news/monroe-county-legislature-approves-increase-in-funding-for-special-ed-providers/5312414/ Parents, educators and care providers celebrated the decision by the Monroe County Legislature to increase funding for the county's preschool special education programs. On Tuesday, the legislature unanimously approved a 15 percent increase in its reimbursement for special ed providers, its first increase in a decade. "You're either going to pay now or you're going to pay a whole lot later if you delay these services for children," declared County Executive Cheryl Dinolofo, "when they're in their formative years and the earliest developments of their brains and their physical skills and their motor skills."…