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New School Year Brings Sequestration Pain For Many Districts : NPR

The superintendent of the Lancaster, Pa., school district is meeting with teachers and staff at George Washington Elementary. It’s the start of a new school year, and he’s trying to sound upbeat about the district’s finances. “We continue to lose 5 and 10 percent of budgets each year,” Pedro Rivera tells them. “And our overall goal is to make those plans and stretch out dollars to not impact you, because no kids should go without. Right?”