Special Education Spending Out of District

Updated March 2019

Andover spending (dark blue line) on educating students with disabilities out of district (OOD) tends to be low and has declined as a proportion of the overall SPED budget over the past ten years (2008-2017; r2=.7564). Other districts have also had a decline in the proportion of SPED spending OOD. Only Westwood (*) spent significantly less OOD as a proportion of their total SPED budget relative to Andover (2008-2017), while five districts (+) spent significantly more as a proportion of the overall SPED budget than Andover (p<=.01). In 2017 only Westwood and Winchester spent less on out of district spending as a proportion of the overall SPED budget.

Special Education Spending Out of District

Special Education Spending Out of District

Special Education Spending Out of District Box & Whisker Plot

Special Education Spending Out of District Box & Whisker

Special Education Spending Out of District Data Chart

Special Education Spending Out of District Data

Nonetheless, Andover spends a significant amount on special education out-of-district each year (excluding transportation). Five districts, including Holliston, Needham, North Andover, Westwood and Winchester spend significantly less than Andover (thick blue line) on special education out-of-district (2008-2017; p<.01). In 2017, Andover spent the fifth most in its group of comparable districts. There is no change in rank from 2016.

Special Education Spending Out of District

Special Education Spending Out of District

Special Education Spending Out of District Box & Whisker Plot

Special Education Spending Out of District Box and Whisker Plot

Special Education Spending Out of District Data

Special Education Spending Out of District Data