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Schools brace for challenges as once-in-a-lifetime cash runs out

April 18, 2023
Captured in a metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia primary school, this photograph depicts a typical classroom scene, where an audience of school children were seated on the floor before a teacher at the front of the room, who was reading an illustrated storybook, during one of the scheduled classroom sessions. Assisting the instructor were two female students to her left, and a male student on her right, who was holding up the book, while the seated classmates were raising their hands to answer questions related to the story just read.

Cinque Culver had a feeling that his children’s D.C. school would be forced to take a budget cut next year. But he wasn’t expecting the six-figure number he saw when he and other members of the school’s parent-teacher organization got the projections. The $256,827 cut, about 4 percent of Beers Elementary School’s overall budget, was deeper than expected — costing the school positions including an intervention coach, a special-education teacher and a music instructor, budget sheets show.

Article Source: Washington Post

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