New Hampshire school district fixes broken special education funding

The York School Department in New Hampshire was hemorrhaging funds ($1 million over budget out of $4.6 million in 2017) and students (who were leaving the district due to an inadequate program). To fix it, the district is heavily reallocating spending to support its special needs students:

To essentially right the ship, McQuillan, Frazier and other administrators fashioned a proposed fiscal year 2019 budget, starting June 30, that places nearly all the department’s eggs in the SPED basket. While overall spending is pegged at 4.6 percent, SPED funding would increase 26.6 percent.

Would your district be willing to commit to fully funding its special education programs?

Year in Review: 2017 challenging for special education

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