Early results of sequestration are felt by school districts

07/23/2013 | Education Week

For the 1,200 school districts nationwide that share funding from the $1.2 billion federal Impact Aid program, the across-the-board funding cuts known as sequestration took effect immediately. Most other districts, which receive federal funding under a traditional model, will feel the effects in the upcoming school year. However, for those affected now -- primarily districts with military bases or Indian reservations nearby -- officials say 31 have cut positions, delayed the purchase of technology and other materials, and eight districts have cut back on professional development.

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