The decrease has meant the district is able to educate special needs students at its own schools instead of transporting them to other districts at an added cost.
It means they are receiving a better education in their community with children they know, Greenberg said. It’s allowed the district to save $7 million a year, he said.
“We didn’t have the space to even offer the program,” Greenberg said. “In essence, it’s been a godsend for the kids and the parents, and it’s obviously had a positive impact on the taxpayers. It’s a win-win situation.”