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Sequester to hit Humboldt School by $15K

The Humboldt High School Drill Team received help from parents and younger students in pulling off their annual show last Saturday night. For more photos, check on the "Buy a Photo" link above. Humboldt Independent photo.

The federal government sequester will have an impact on the Humboldt School District.
During Monday’s regular monthly meeting of the Humboldt School Board, Superintendent Greg Darling says the government’s reduction in spending will cost the district $15,000.
“Because of the sequester, there will be $15,000 less money coming to the Humboldt School District,” Darling said. “That will come through federal programs like Title One, where we will get a shorted in what they pay.”
“The school district keeps getting hit and getting hit. It’s basically underfunding one-half of a teacher. It will impact us,” Darling said. “But the only thing we can do is tighten up our belt and go forward.”
In other reports, Darling said a state report on graduation and dropout rates indicates the state average for dropouts is 3.2 percent for grades 9-12. Humboldt’s rate is much lower at 1.18 percent for grades 7-12 and for grades 9-12 is 1.53 percent.
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