Massachusetts schools want more funding for special education

Feb. 20, 2007
Rising enrollment in special education programs, plus health and transportation costs, are straining budgets.

School superintendents and parents of special needs children are demanding that Massachusetts boost spending on special education to help cities and towns that are struggling with an increasing number of significantly disabled students who need a wide range of high-cost services. Rising special education enrollment, particularly the number of students with autism and other severe disabilities, and surging transportation and health costs have made costs increasingly unmanageable.

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