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Growing Special Ed Costs Mean Cuts For Wanaque School

Lakeland Regional High School serves students from Ringwood and Wanaque.
Lakeland Regional High School serves students from Ringwood and Wanaque. Photo Credit: BlogQpot.com

WANAQUE. N.J. – District leaders must find an additional $1 million to cut from the budget of Lakeland Regional High School – which serves students from Wanaque and Ringwood – NorthJersey.com reports.

"We have a hard task ahead of us over the next few weeks. We're going to be meeting amongst the administrative staff and trying to look at a lot of different things to see what we can do to meet that challenge,” Lakeland's Business Administrator/Board Secretary Kathryn Davenport said, according to the report.

At issue is a $1.7 million increase in special education costs this year due to both more students and the growing costs of sending students to out-of-district placements, the story says.

Some cuts have already been identified, which leaves about $1 million more to cut, the story says.

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