Special-education costs strain school budgets

04/11/2008 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Skyrocketing special-education costs are driving up the operating costs of many Massachusetts school systems as state and federal funds fail to keep up, according to this article. "New revenues are so limited that most of the districts are looking at only a 2 to 3% increase," said Tom Scott, executive director of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents. "The reality is that special-education costs are going up much higher than that."

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