Westmoreland County, PA: "Almost one in five...students are enrolled in special education services"

June 18, 2017, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: School spending on disabled students unpredictable, often costly Almost one in five of the rural Westmoreland County district's 2,100 students are enrolled in special education services. During the 2015-16 school year, Yough's special education costs were $4.4 million, about 13 percent of the total budget. The district received about $1.9 million in state and federal subsidies to offset the expense. School officials in the Kiski Area School District face similar challenges. The district expects to spend about $6.8 million on special education costs during the 2017-18 school year, offset by about $2.6 million in subsidies.