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Alpine district agrees to pay $80K for special ed student’s placement.

In a confidential agreement recently disclosed in response to an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request, the Alpine Board of Education, agreed to pay $80,000 toward an unidentified student’s 2014-15 school year placement at an undisclosed private school.  This payment represents 73.77% of the school’s $108,449 annual cost.  According to a “Stay Put” agreement, the payments will continue each year as long as the student remains enrolled there.

By John Paff

Chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project