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Northampton, MA: "Spiraling" SPED costs

June 16, 2017, MassLive.com: Northampton City Council approves $109.6 million fiscal 2018 budget http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/06/northampton_city_council_appro_29.html 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.