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Springfield Cty, PA: SPED costs increase by $2.5M over four years

July 7, 2018, Swarthmore, PA, Springfield Press: Springfield OKs 2.4 percent tax hike Springfield Cty, PA The Springfield School Board unanimously approved the final budget of $84.7 million – including a 2.4 percent increase in taxes – with almost no changes from the proposed document passed in May. The only alteration, noted by Executive Director Don Mooney, was approximately $50,000 in additional revenue resulting from Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget approved in late June…. As an example, special education expenditures in 2014-15 were $9.7 million and subsidies totaled about $1.6 million. The 2018-19 projected special education cost are $12.2 million and subsidies are $1.7 million.

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