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Rumford, ME: SPED numbers increase to 26% of students; statewide it's 18.23%

May 29, 2019, Lewiston (ME) Sun Journal: RSU 10 special education population above statewide percentage https://www.sunjournal.com/2019/05/29/rsu-10-special-education-population-above-statewide-percentage/ RUMFORD — Special education students represent almost 26% of the student population of Regional School Unit 10, compared to 18.23% statewide, Superintendent Deb Alden told the board of directors at its meeting Tuesday. “The state percentage went up 2% from 2012-13 to 2016-17, and the percentage (at RSU 10) went up 4%,” she said. “So it doubled, it kind of almost worked in tandem, it doubled the increase.”…