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Norwich, CT: Save SPED costs; take in kids from other districts for $50K-$100K

Updated: Jun 7, 2019

June 5, 2019, Norwich (CT) Bulletin: Norwich committee discusses ideas for combining schools https://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/20190605/norwich-committee-discusses-ideas-for-combining-schools NORWICH - A city committee has discussed ideas for realigning the city’s schools…. …Either idea would let the district use Bishop for special education students, allowing it to save current costs Norwich now pays to have them educated elsewhere. Tuition for out-of-district special education students is often $50,000 to $100,000. Alderman Joseph DeLucia said that in addition, it would be a good idea to provide space so Norwich could have room to accept special education students from out of town and get tuition money for them. Dolliver said that the district also needs a better place than it currently has to house students who are excluded from school, mostly because they’ve been expelled. She said the district is responsible now for 60 students expelled from NFA. …