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(UK) Plans for new $1.8M (US) special needs school for students unable to go elsewhere

Oct 21, 2018, Sunderland Echo: Special education base could be built on former Sunderland school site https://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/education/special-education-base-could-be-built-on-former-sunderland-school-site-1-9406714 A former Sunderland school could become a support base for children with special educational needs and disabilities under £1.4million [$1.8M US dollars] refurbishment plans. Earlier this year, Sunderland City Council leaders revealed plans to use the former Springwell Dene School to support pupil referral unit (PRU) places in the city. A PRU unit provides services for pupils who are unable to attend a mainstream school or special schools in the area. … Coun John Kelly, Cabinet member for communities and culture, added: “I think it will provide a fantastic service to some of our most vulnerable children in the city.” The full consultation process on the PRU service merger will start in January 2019 following pre-consultation with Sunderland schools and academies. …