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Bridging the Budget Gap With Stolen Lunch Money

Results of a survey from the American Association of School Administrators shows how K-12 school officials across the country made cuts to their schools' programs.

As the United States attempts to regain footing in its most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression, locally funded schools are left to shoulder the burden. Spending cuts are enacted to diminish the budget gap, while resources to core services, like education, slow to a trickle. The American Association of School Administrators published data from a recent survey detailing how K-12 school administrators across the country made cuts to their schools' programs.

Click the image below to view the info graphic that appears in the September-October 2011 issue of Miller-McCune.

It shows the percentage of schools that had to lay off personnel, defer textbook purchases, defer technology purchases, eliminate field trips, eliminate summer school programs or reduce extra-curricular activities, among other methods of saving money.

It also shows how many the percentage of jobs administrators expected to cut but were able to save with assistance from the federal government.

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