August 28, 2014

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School Board urges Congress to stop harmful budget cuts

Federal education programs face more than an eight percent budget cut next year unless Congress intervenes; and, the Pendleton County School board has adopted a resolution urging Congress to stop these across-the-board cuts that would have a detrimental impact upon the school district.

The across-the-board cuts to federal education programs that benefit the Pendleton County school district would occur under a process called sequestration (defined as the cancellation of budgetary resources) that was enacted under the Budget Control Act of 2011. For Pendleton County Schools, a budget cut of 8.2 percent in federal funding would mean larger class sizes, fewer course offerings, less access to intervention programs, summer school and after-school programs, less extra-curricular activities, and teacher/staff lay-offs.