Shiawassee Cty, MI: 17% of kids have SPED support

July 2, 2018, Owosso (MI) Argus—Press: SRESD asks voters to restore special ed funding On Aug. 7, residents will vote on a millage proposal which, if approved, would increase funding for special education services provided to area students by the Shiawassee Regional Education Service District…. “There’s an issue of cost for services for special education — costs are higher, and revenues are lower. The restoration would really help us maintain the services we have for students,” SRESD Superintendent David Schulte said…. Area school districts currently are facing budget challenges, because of decreasing enrollment and flat property values. The Aug. 7 measure would help alleviate their budget concerns, Schulte said…. About 2,000 students — 17 percent of the student population — in Shiawassee County receive some level of special education support from the SRESD, Shulte said.