Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Schools' 'Money Is Falling Off the Truck'

Local, State Budget Woes Chip Away at Federal Dollars Aimed at Reform

By Maria Glod and Michael Birnbaum
Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, April 13, 2009; B01

Educators across the country are counting on a federal stimulus windfall to prevent teacher layoffs and improve schools. But while Washington is giving, some state and local governments are taking away.

After hearing that an initial batch of $11.8 million in federal funds would soon arrive in Loudoun County, supervisors slashed $7.3 million from the schools budget. They also made clear that if more federal recovery money flows to schools, schools might be asked to give back an equal amount of county dollars.

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