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How The Sequester Could Impact Idaho Education

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By Andrew Reed

Rupert, Idaho ( KMVT -TV / KTWT-TV ) The Idaho state department of education sent out a memo to superintendents explaining how the sequester could impact the classroom.

Idaho school districts could see a five point one percent cut of federal funding for fiscal year 2014.

Minidoka County Joint School District superintendent Dr. Scott Rogers said, the district could lose more than $97,000.

"It's important that we have adequate funding from the state and it's also important that we continue to have the funding that was promised for special programs” said Superintendent Dr. Scott Rogers.

According to the law, President Obama is required to issue a sequestration order by 11:59pm on Friday.


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