D.C. school closings won't save District much money, report says
A new report set to be released Tuesday by the D.C. Fiscal Policy institute will say that D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson's plan to close 20 schools before the 2013-14 school year will not lead to "substantial savings," the Washington Post reports.
According to the Post's Emma Brown, an analysis by lawyers and budget watchdogs shows that the planned closure of the 20 schools, which includes a cross-section of elementary, middle, high and continuing education schools, will save the District $10.4 million next year.
However, the closures themselves will cost $10.2 million, the Post reports.
The forthcoming report only covers the 2013-14 school year and does not speculate on future school years.
Would you like to contribute to this story? Join the discussion.
RecommendedRecent Facebook Activity
Only On 7
"Katie" weekdays at 4pm on ABC7 followed by Leon Harris and Alison Starling on ABC7 News at 5. Click here to find out more about "Katie!"