Friday, February 2, 2007
The high school will receive an increasing number of students with major disabilities in coming years, which will require hiring a new special education teacher, according to Superintendent Perry Davis.
Davis explained the situation at a recent joint meeting of the Dover-Sherborn School Committee, the Dover Warrant Committee and the Sherborn Advisory Committee.
The district has provided more special education services to middle school students in recent years, allowing the district to avoid sending the students to costly out-of-district programs, Davis told committee members. But now the students are moving to the high school level and will need more attention there, Davis said.
The superintendent proposed to members of the two committees that the district hire a new special education teacher at a cost of about $56,000.
The Dover Warrant and Sherborn Advisory committees will review the increase as they prepare their fiscal year 2008 budget recommendations, which will be presented to voters at the annual town meetings this spring.
— Kyle Alspach