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What the Government Shutdown Means for Schools

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With the federal government on shutdown, many K-12 educators and administrators are wondering what exactly the impasse means for them and their students.

Here’s a partial roundup of websites and blogs that are documenting what the shutdown means for K-12 teachers, administrators and students.

Government workers are flocking to substitute teaching jobs in Virgina:

The government shutdown is affecting public education—and it can only get worse

Kids benefitting from school lunch programs could feel the pinch moving forward: 

Schools Brace for Lunch Funding Challenges

According to Edweek.com, a short shutdown won’t have many implications for K-12 schools. However, a longer and protracted shutdown could have far-reaching ramifications, including delays in payments to districts that depend on Department of Education funding:

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What Does the Possible Government Shutdown Mean For Schools?

Edweek.com also notes that some children dependent upon the Head Start program, administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, are probably OK for now, as some of those programs’ budgets might be able to survive temporarily without funding:  

The Shutdown and Education: Your Cheat Sheet