If the sequester cuts continue, the Monroe School District stands to face cuts of as much as $308,000 in the coming months, said Rosemary O’Neil, spokesperson for the Monroe School District.
The Monroe gets a certain portion of its funding from the federal government, and it is those funds that could be lost if the United States Congress can’t come up with preferable alternatives.
If the reductions remain as suggested, the following cuts would likely be made next school year:
- $31,000 to help struggling students in reading and math
- $10,000 to help train teacher to better help young people learn
- $4,600 to help non-native speakers learn English
- $71,500 to help children with special needs
- $90,500 to support students in Career and Technical courses such as marketing (DECA), Sports Medicine, Forensics and Horticultural.
- These reductions equal six percent of the school district’s budget.