New York: Governor's budget not enough to cover SPED costs in state

Jan 17, 2018, Canandaigua (NY) Daily Messenger: Local school officials ‘disappointed’ in governor’s proposed budget Projected aid in governor’s proposed budget is considerably lower than what school officials say is necessary Disappointment is a common theme among local educators responding to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2018-19 executive budget, unveiled Tuesday in Albany. … “We expect about $2 million in increased costs outside of our control, more than half of them related to students with special needs moving into our district,” Newton said. … Clingerman said the level of student needs — whether social, emotional or academic — continue to increase. He said Marcus Whitman will continue to gather information as more details become available and continue to evaluate its needs and limitation of resources as it plans accordingly for the 2018-19 budget.