Some New York City kindergartners with disabilities are lucking out. They’ll head to private schools this fall at taxpayer expense because there’s simply no room for them in public schools.
The nation’s largest school district could not find places in its public school classrooms for more than 600 kindergarten students with disabilities. So, they’re offering to pay for the kids to attend private schools instead.
The move is expected to cost an average of $36,000 per student for the year.
A glitch in a new computer system designed to track the district’s special education students is being blamed for the placement failure, reports the New York Daily News. To read more click here.