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Only 1 Seattle Public Schools Student is Receiving Special-Education Services In Person Right Now

Within Seattle Public Schools, only one student with disabilities is currently receiving services in person. Next week, that number will increase to two.

District officials say there are a few reasons why it’s taking a long time to get in-person services delivered to students while the school year proceeds online for most kids. A major reason for the delay: The district chose to set up services at students’ home schools — as opposed to at districtwide hubs — which meant making sure 104 school sites were safe for adult work, said Concie Pedroza, chief of student supports.

Students with disabilities made up about 15.8% of Seattle’s enrollment, according to the state’s school report card.

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