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(UK) NI needs extra $57M (US) to cover SPED costs

Feb 20, 2020, Belfast Telegraph: Northern Ireland education sector needs £1.5bn in next three years Education officials have warned that they will require an extra £427m in 2020/21 to meet the sector's financial needs. However, a three-year projection by the Department of Education sees the demand rise to £570m in 2021/22 - and to £716m a year later. … "The increase is needed to pay for things like a teachers' pay settlement, increasing special educational needs support costs and essential maintenance work," he said. … "The reality is there's a lot of work required across the education estate." An extra £44m [$57M U.S.] is required to meet increased special educational needs for pupil support in mainstream schools, special schools and transport….


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