Dwindling stimulus money might cost schools jobs
Federal stimulus money may have only provided a one-year safety net for some New York school employees.
Federal stimulus money may have only provided a one-year safety net for some
school employees. New York
The federal stimulus shored up 957 jobs in the mid-Hudson region last year, but, with money drying up, administrators are looking at cuts next school year.
The 34 mid-Hudson districts reported creating about 880 jobs and saving 77 in the fourth quarter of 2009 using federal stimulus money, according to information from the state Education Department. Districts primarily saved jobs with "stabilization" money passed through the state that shored up aid. Title I stimulus money, which is given to districts for low-income students, accounted for only 6.5 percent of jobs created or saved.
But that stimulus safety net is being pulled out from under superintendents sooner than expected.
New York is not alone: Nine out of 11 states included in a study presented at a Teachers College,
The article "Dwindling stimulus money might cost schools jobs" was published on February 9th, 2010 in the "Recordonline" website. http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100209/NEWS/2090332/-1/SITEMAP
Published Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010