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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