State Rep. Joe Ciresi

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POTTSTOWN — State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-146th Dist., has been appointed to a state House committee that will give him say over the skyrocketing costs of special education.

According to a recent case study of Pottstown School District by former assistant superintendent Myra Forrest, “Pottstown School District has a very high rate of special education students, which further encumbers its educational spending capabilities for the district as a whole.”

As result of this unfunded mandate, Pottstown has less money available to pay for other educational needs, she said.

Specifically Ciresi was appointed to the Special Education Funding Commission, a position recommended by Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Philadelphia, and approved by

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