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York, ME: SPED spending expected to increase by 26% in school budget

May 23, 2018, York, ME, SeacoastOnline: Strong economy, fair budget = voter confidence http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20180522/strong-economy-fair-budget--voter-confidence As a result of a strong economy coupled with prudent spending plans, the town will be hiring two more employees and the school’s Special Education program will be getting a significant boost following election results Saturday. … But Burns said he thinks that the school budget, not the town budget, was on the minds of many voters this year. School spending for fiscal year 2019 is projected to be up 4.7 percent over this current year. The key element in the coming year revolves around special education, which is budgeted to be increased by 26 percent, while the remaining budget remains level funded. The special education measure, Article 26, passed by a vote of 1,779 to 719.