Proposal aims to increase Nebraska schools' special-education funds

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Posted: Monday, February 4, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska schools are keeping a close eye on a state budget proposal to increase funding for special education, a growing expense that has forced them to divert money away from other priorities.

School districts welcome the increase after years of flat-lined funding, but they say the proposal still fails to cover the increased costs of federally mandated services for disabled students, as well as those with mental and behavioral health problems.

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