Virginia spending for private special education day schools through the Children’s Services Act (CSA) more than doubled, from $81 million to $186 million, between fiscal year 2010 and fiscal year 2019. The $186 million for private day schools represented 44% of the total $427 million CSA spending in 2019. In 2010, the $81 million for private day schools represented about 22% of the total $360 million CSA spending that year. The CSA program was created in 1992 to serve children who require services from multiple different programs. The CSA-funded services are for children considered at risk of being . . .
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