In St. Louis County, Mo., voters approved a tax increase for the special school district that serves about 25,000 students with disabilities in 22 districts in the county, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The measure will pay for services for a growing pool of students with autism, job-training programs, updates to the district’s technology, more-competitive salaries for teachers and other staff members, and repairs and renovations to district buildings.
A version of this article appeared in the November 15, 2012 edition of Education Week as Voters Grant Aid Increase for Mo. Special Ed. District