May 14, 2018, Rockland, ME: Creation of RSU 13 has saved millions of dollars over decade https://knox.villagesoup.com/p/creation-of-rsu-13-has-saved-millions-of-dollars-over-decade/1748348 Another $220,000 of the increase is for special education staff added during the current school year that were not in the 2017-2018 budget and will continue in the budget for 2018-2019. … Twenty-three percent of students in the district are receiving some form of special education services. This compares to a statewide average of 17 percent. The special education director pointed out that some students require one-on-one services from a staff member and some two-on-one because of their aggressive or challenging behaviors. The overall special education budget for RSU 13 for 2018-2019 is proposed at $5,644,752. This amounts to nearly 20 percent of the total district budget.