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Rochester, NY: Supt proposes more funding for 8 additional SPED positions

April 14, 2019, Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle: RCSD adds needed special ed funding to budget https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/education/2019/04/14/rcsd-adds-needed-special-ed-funding-budget/3446543002/ Rochester City School District Interim Superintendent Dan Lowengard said last week he is recommending adding funding for eight positions to the special education budget for 2019-20, mostly alleviating concerns that the district would fail to fund perhaps its most important initiative. … With an additional $5.9 million in the final state budget, Lowengard said he was proposing adding those eight positions along with several other budget restorations. He left nearly $1 million to put back into fund balance, which he called a fiscal priority….