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What the Congressional Stalemate Over Relief Aid Means for Districts' Budgets


October 14, 2020

President Donald Trump's decision to call off any relief aid for low-income school districts until after the election will have severe implications for this year's topsy-turvy K-12 budget cycle.

All this summer, state legislators—leery of cutting K-12 aid before a pivotal election—have anticipated a second round of relief aid to help shore up their budgets. California lawmakers, in fact, wrote a second federal relief package into their now-enacted state budget. (It may now have to be revised).

With new federal aid delayed for at least another two months, Title I districts, which federal aid is usually sent to, are even more vulnerable to mass layoffs in the coming months (read our coverage here).


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