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Spartanburg, SC: "Growth in special education"

June 5, 2017, Spartanburg (SC) Herald Journal: Spartanburg District 6 OKs $94.8M budget with no tax increase http://www.goupstate.com/news/20170605/spartanburg-district-6-oks-948m-budget-with-no-tax-increase Spartanburg School District 6 trustees passed a $94.8 million budget that isn’t expected to include a tax increase.... Growth in special education, especially services for students with autism, early intervention and occupational therapy programs, were all absorbed into the district’s general fund since federal support of those programs has dwindled. … Daniels said the experience-based salary increases for teacher and other employees accounted for $846,130 of the budget’s increase. Two classroom teacher positions were added, as were three special education assistants. The previous budget included nine new teachers, four of whom were special education teachers. Literacy assistants were also added at several elementary schools.