District Hit by Federal Sequestration
The federal sequestration, mandated across-the-board cuts to federal spending , went into effect on March 1 and will affect the Sequoia Union High School District.
“The federal sequestration is projected to reduce California school district budgets 5.9% in 2012-13 and an additional 8.2% in 2013-14,” according to Marty Fuentes, SUHSD Controller. These cuts will result in reductions of “around $185,000 this year and $240,000 next year,” Fuentes says.
“We’re hopeful the money will be restored shortly and fortunately it doesn’t impact M-A itself very directly,” says Menlo-Atherton Principal Matthew Zito. Nevertheless, Zito says, “I wish the federal government could get their act together.”