News Column

Missouri School Board Joins Sequestration Debate

Dec. 21, 2012

Jack Miles

The School Board added to the chorus of voices calling on Washington to resolve the sequestration issue to avoid the nation plunging over the fiscal cliff.

The board approved a measure in part stating:

"... Across-the-board budget cuts, also known as sequestration, would impact education by a reduction in funds of 8.2 percent or more, and could result in larger class sizes, fewer course offerings, possible four-day school weeks, loss of extracurricular activities, and teacher and staff layoffs."

President Obama, backed by the Democrat-dominated Senate, has not been able to resolve differences about how to resolve the crisis with the Republican-dominated House.

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Source: (c) 2012 The Daily Star-Journal (Warrensburg, Mo.)