Special Education

How will special education change?

Accommodating students who have special needs is a mandate, and that will continue.  We did note that special education consumes a major portion – roughly 25% -- of the school budgets, and 25% of that amount is spent on tuition paid to send special need students to out of districts schools.  These costs can amount to $50,000 per year more than educating those same student within the school system. 

The issues are very complex and not easily solved, but it seems that the scale of a larger system would allow bringing in-district some of the 130+ students who current go out of district.

Having more students educated within the system would be better for them and would result in significant savings.