Comptroller Scott Stringer Calls On Department Of Education To Fix Special Education Data System

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Activist groups now have the support of city Comptroller Scott Stringer in their fight for special needs children.

He spoke Sunday to a meeting of Manhattan Together to talk about the Department of Education’s Special Education Student Information System (SESIS) program, which is supposed to help special needs students but has cost the department on overtime and Medicaid reimbursements, which are supposed to be used for the services the DOE provides.

“I pledge to you today to continue to do the work of investigation why the Department of Education can’t seem ready and able to fix a computer,” Stringer said.

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