Redistribution of Funding May Leave Some Schools With Large Losses
Decisions on the Title I funding distribution have yet to be made. The proposal at hand will change how the money is shared within the same districts. The board's plan will take funding from schools doing well and give them to lower performing schools. The idea behind this is to give more money to less schools, but in actuality each school needs these funds and taking them away from some schools would negatively effect them.
Several board members said they couldn't support any proposal that would take money away from schools.
Either way, parents, advocates and educators said funding cuts could mean losing teachers, special instructors and programs while increasing class sizes and decreasing test scores.
"We have been losing supplies, we have been losing textbooks, we have been losing technology and we have been losing teachers," said Warren.