Feds won’t let Sioux City schools change money use

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education won’t let Sioux City schools use $500,000 in transportation and tutoring money to hire reading teachers.

The district filed a waiver request in May after learning it might have to cut 10 reading teacher positions.

District Superintendent Paul Gausman told the Sioux City Journal (http://bit.ly/GOYefR ) the district was asking for more money. Rather, he says, “we were asking to waive the way we spend the money.”

The earmarked funds are for students from poor families attending schools struggling to meet federal requirements.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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