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Spearfish, SD: SPED is costing more

Aug 4, 2017, Black Hills (SD) Pioneer: Spearfish schools approve increase in budget http://www.bhpioneer.com/local_news/spearfish-schools-approve-increase-in-budget/article_13ec5aa0-7939-11e7-86d1-4ba9758e5d83.html Members of the Spearfish School Board approved the fiscal 2018 budget recently using minimal reserve funds. ... The special education fund increased from $2.74 million to $3.1 million, also largely due to assessed value of properties within the district as well as an increase in impairment levels of students and an increased enrollment. The increase in expenditures is due to the increase of two new employees.