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Westmoreland County, PA: Enrollment down,SPED cost up

March 24, 2017, Jeannette could furlough up to 10 teachers As many as 10 employees of the Jeannette City School District could be furloughed as officials contend with shrinking enrollment and a 2017-18 budget shortfall of almost $1 million. “Up to this point, we've been able to find ways to make the revenues and expenditures match,” said Superintendent Matthew Hutcheson. “We're now at a point where I don't know what the answer is. I don't know how we address the shortfalls.” … Other increases include $860,000 more for special education costs, Sroka said. The district has 93 teaching positions. At the beginning of March, 996 students were enrolled in the district. Enrollment has declined about 20 percent over 10 years, Hutcheson said. This school year, 40 students have left the district.

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