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DC schools face fiscal cliff after putting staff over students | Washington Examiner

March 11, 2024
  • D.C. Policy Center

On March 8, 2024, a D.C. Policy Center report was cited by the Washington Examiner:

According to the D.C. Policy Center, Washington public schools are going to see a 13% decline in funding just after losing COVID stimulus funds. Schools used these funds to hire more employees even as enrollment fell. On average, elementary schools and middle schools lost students while hiring additional staff, while high schools added more staff than students.

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Additional reading: The fiscal future of public education in the District of Columbia


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