Thursday, February 16, 2006

Public hearing followup

The Washington Post has a report from Tuesday's public hearing on the FY2007 DCPS budget. The long and short of it:
  • DCPS enrollment has dropped by over 3,000 students to 58,394.
  • The decrease in enrollment will cause the FY2007 budget to be roughly 3% less than the current budget.
  • The FY2007 budget is $81 million short of what Janey says he needs.
  • Measures to cut the funding gap include consolidating three schools, eliminating 351 teaching positions and cuts to the central office budget by means of hiring freezes and deferred purchase, and a boost in funding from the Mayor's office.

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