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Stamford, CT: Budget woes; "factor is an increase in special education needs"

Jan 17, 2018, Norwalk, CT, Stamford Advocate: State, local factors impact proposed Stamford school district budget https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/article/State-local-factors-impact-proposed-Stamford-12505342.php …Another factor is an increase in special education needs, though that is sustainable. Kim said the district “caught a break” this year in special education. As the number of special education students has increased, out-of-district tuition is substantially down from past years. “For the first time in memory, special education funding is being increased at a sustainable number,” he said. “These are students who we believe deserve the most amount of support and compassion, and we want to make sure programs meet their needs.”…