U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join leaders from districts across the country on Monday to discuss the impact of sequestration and the consequences for schools and students. Duncan will address the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools during its 2013 spring conference and hold a press availability with superintendents from districts that have been heavily impacted.
Sequestration impacts many school districts immediately, including those that rely disproportionately on federal funding because they do not have the local tax revenue they need to operate. This includes schools that are located on tribal lands and military bases – and that serve large numbers of Native American students and the children of America’s military members. The superintendents and district leaders will discuss how they are planning to cope with drastic cuts to their budgets and the impact that will be felt this school year following sequestration.
The conference is at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill. Duncan will speak and take questions at 10 a.m. during the general session, followed by the press availability with superintendents.