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November 16, 2012

Schools delay hiring of new SPED director

Focusing its effort on shoring up program

(Continued)

“We’ve sent staff to those out-of-district placements and they come back and report that our programs are similar or better,” said Koen.

Kerble emphatically agreed that Newburyport’s model, and the number of staff it employs to carry out its work, make it the better choice for local parents.

“We want to integrate our kids and we feel we do a better job,” said Kerble. “We feel we can do quite well competing with outside placements.

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