PORTLAND — The School Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday night with the authors of a controversial report on special education programs in the city’s public schools.

American Educational Consultants, of Beachwood, Ohio, recently reviewed the programs and concluded that the district could save $2.5 million on special education by restructuring administration, reducing staff and adjusting services to improve student performance.

The report was especially critical of Barbara Dee, special education director. The report also has been strongly criticized for containing apparent errors and contradictions.

The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. in Room 250 at Portland Arts and Technology High School.

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