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Wichita, KS: District SPED increase from $115M to $122M; $1M for mental health services

Aug 10, 2018, Wichita (KS) Eagle: A well-funded Wichita school district. A sight this city’s children deserve https://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article216418710.html The Wichita school district opens its doors to students next week as a reflection of what urban public education in Kansas should be about. … Programs and initiatives are in place to address challenges with at-risk students, students with poor behavior and those who are behind in schoolwork. … A $1 million program puts teams of clinical therapists, social workers and case managers at 22 schools, helping students and families with mental health concerns. Further work on student responsibility and making good decisions expands to middle schools after beginning last year in elementaries. … Special-education funding increases from $115 million to $122 million this year. …