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Staff Shortages Could Cut School Week To 4 Days For Students In Special Ed

15th September, 2022

[Source: Disability Scoop]

PORTLAND, Maine — Portland school officials are working on a plan to redeploy education technicians in hopes of avoiding the need to switch to four-day school weeks for some of the district’s 1,000 special education students.

But the number of unfilled jobs in the district means a disrupted school schedule is still possible, officials said last week, and that would mean extending the school year for affected students to meet the state’s minimum of 175 school days.

As the first week of the school year came to an end, more than 10% of the educational technician positions in Portland Public Schools remained unfilled and the district is particularly short on special education ed techs.

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