Special Education Expenditures (Students with Disabilities Spending)
Updated March 2019
Andover (dark blue line) spends significantly more on SPED as a proportion of its total budget than most other districts. Andover spending on SWD is increasing more slowly relative to almost all of its comparable districts, with the exception of Wellesley and Westwood. When arranged by median SPED proportion of the total budget (2008-2017), indicated by the intersection of the boxes, Andover is the highest, and significantly higher than all but three (North Andover, Holliston and Wellesley) of its comparable districts, in SPED spending as a proportion of the total budget (p<=.01). In 2017, Andover and North Andover spent the highest proportion of their budgets on special education relative to the other districts.