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Sedgwick, ME: SPED costs go up; Supt doesn't expect them to go down 'anytime soon'

June 10, 2021, The Stonington (ME) Weekly Packet: Sedgwick voters approve GSA tuition increase and other warrant items

Sedgwick voters, on June 4, approved a George Stevens Academy $1,000 per student tuition increase 105-40. The approval will cost the town $51,000 for the 2021-22 school year. Sedgwick was the last of the sending towns to pass the tuition increase request. Earlier this year, Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Penobscot and Surry voters approved GSA’s request…. More than 30 residents attended town meeting in person on June 5 at the elementary school. During the two-hour meeting moderated by David Anderson, residents approved warrant items ranging from a $100 donation to Maine Public to authorizing the town to expend a total of $2,761,224 for the pre-K-12 education budget. Superintendent Christian Elkington, in response to a question about the increased cost of providing special education services, explained that the costs continue to go up. He added that he didn’t expect to see special ed costs “reducing anytime soon.”


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