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(UK) York school to spend $560K (US) to add two special needs classrooms; MORE DISABLED KIDS

Nov 29, 2019, Minster FM: £400k Boost For York School https://www.minsterfm.com/news/local/2999189/400k-boost-for-york-school/ A York secondary school is to receive more than 400 thousand pounds to create two classrooms for students with special education needs. The £410,000 [$530K US] is coming from the City Council and will fund new teaching space at Millthorpe School, aimed at allowing special needs pupils to be taught in a mainstream school environment. Senior councillors have agreed to give £410,000 to Millthorpe School to create extra teaching space for Applefields School pupils – to meet the increasing demand for more places for students with special educational needs. A report prepared for City of York Council’s executive says the number of pupils that the local authority has created an education and health care plan for has risen in the past four years – from 570 to 870. It adds: "In particular the city has seen a growth in the number of pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs and there has also been a growth in the number of pupils diagnosed with autism. …