Northampton, MA: "Spiraling" SPED costs

June 16, 2017, Northampton City Council approves $109.6 million fiscal 2018 budget The City Council on Thursday approved Mayor David J. Narkewicz' fiscal 2018 municipal budget in the amount of $109,603,190. … There was a significant restructuring of the public school district budget this year to deal with spiraling special education costs. Overall, district spending increased by $852,021 to $28,838,966.