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School district has $1.2 million budget overrun for special ed

School district has $1.2 million budget overrun for special ed

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- The Washington County School District's special education budget is $1.2 million in debt.

Superintendent Max Rose says department officials expected more federal funding than they got during the last academic year. The district allocated roughly $14.78 million for special education programs for the 2007-08 school year.

Rose says no funds were misappropriated, nor is any one person to blame for the extra spending. He says the district is restructuring special education programs to curb costs.

The district's special education director, Deb Griffin, resigned over the summer. A search for a replacement is being conducted.


Information from: The Spectrum

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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