SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City school officials are seeking permission from the U.S. Department of Education to use some money set aside for special programs to instead save up to eight teaching jobs.
The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/12Ra3XJ ) the school district set aside nearly $430,000 for private tutoring and student transportation during the current school year but expects to only spend about $200,000. The rest of the money will be returned to the Education Department.
Although much of the funding wasn’t spent, the district is required to raise that allotment to more than $700,000 in the next school year, although officials think most of the money won’t be used.
Superintendent Paul Gausman says the district could avoid layoffs if federal officials agree to the request.
Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com