DC Council Adds Millions To Schools Set To Lose Funds

Tuesday the DC City Council voted to add more than $5 million dollars to schools set to be hit hard by budget cuts.

31 campuses will benefit from the $5.4 million dollars being redirected to them. It’s important to note that most of the schools bracing to lose vital funds are in Wards 7 & 8, which has the highest concentration of poverty.

The move is a tweak to the council’s $15.5 billion dollar budget for fiscal 2020. The Budget Support Act also includes money for public safety and transportation.

This council’s plan still needs Mayor Bowser’s approval.

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