Sequester Spending Cuts To Hit LEP, Immigrant Students at Elk Grove Schools

For many people the recently enacted Federal spending cuts known as the sequester are somewhat of an abstraction. Indeed, there have ...


For many people the recently enacted Federal spending cuts known as the sequester are somewhat of an abstraction. Indeed, there have been no ill-effects reported to date by most people in the Elk Grove area.

That will change soon for a certain segment of parents and their children in the Elk Grove School District.

According to a report presented at Tuesday night's Elk Grove Unified School District board of trustee meeting, the district stands to lose approximately $750,000 in federal funding for special education programs.

During a presentation on district finances by staff member Rich Fagan, the trustees were informed of the coming funding cut after being questioned by board president Chet Madison. Fagan said the district would be affected in all Title III categories and would provide more specifics on what areas will be affected in coming interim budgetary reports.

Among other things, Title III funding is used to help Limited English Proficient children and immigrant youth.

The district will receive two additional interim budget and fiance reports before the final budget is adopted this June.



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