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Worcester,MA: School deficit partly due to "large increase in SPED out-of-district tuition costs"

Dec 7, 2017, Worcester (MA) Telegram: Worcester City Council OKs $1.1M for School Dept. deficit http://www.telegram.com/news/20171206/worcester-city-council-oks-11m-for-school-dept-deficit The City Council has moved to address the shortfall facing the Worcester public schools this fiscal year by voting it $1.1 million in surplus funds that were generated last year. The additional funding is expected to stabilize the public school budget for this fiscal year, according to City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. … He said the funding, which was requested by Superintendent Maureen Binienda, was needed because the public schools have experienced a large increase in special education out-of-district tuition costs and the unexpected, unbudgeted increase in the number of new students, many of whom have come from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

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