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Sequester just one of the financial issues Michigan schools face


KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- The Sequester takes effect today and it’s reportedly going impact urban school districts that depend on federal funding for small classroom programs in poorer neighborhoods and special education.

But Kalamazoo Schools finance Director Gary Start says he has never seen any specific figures on how it may effect the local district.

They are still hoping that in a few weeks Congress will work something out. Start says they are far more concerned about the Governor’s recommendation to only increase their foundation grant by 2% this year, telling School Trustees last night that it amounts to a cut, because it doesn’t even cover their cost increases.

He says they are still hoping the legislature will disagree with the governor and add more money to the school foundation grant in the final budget.