Massachusetts schools grapple with rising health costs

February 5, 2019 | Wicked Local

Massachusetts residents have become accustomed to watching local school budgets increase over the years.

The annual growth — somewhat routine — is typically chalked up as reasonable, and there’s not much pushback in a state where education performance repeatedly ranks No. 1 in the nation.

One of the most notable drivers of cost, however, is something not typically found in a classroom — health insurance.

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