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Education Secretary Duncan Joins Leaders from Districts Heavily Impacted by Sequestration to Highlight Consequences of Cuts

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Event Date 1: March 04, 2013 10:00 am - 11:00 am

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join leaders from districts across the country on Monday to discuss the impact of sequestration and the consequences for schools and students. Duncan will address the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools during its 2013 spring conference and hold a press availability with superintendents from districts that have been heavily impacted.

Sequestration impacts many school districts immediately, including those that rely disproportionately on federal funding because they do not have the local tax revenue they need to operate. This includes schools that are located on tribal lands and military bases – and that serve large numbers of Native American students and the children of America’s military members. The superintendents and district leaders will discuss how they are planning to cope with drastic cuts to their budgets and the impact that will be felt this school year following sequestration.

The conference is at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill. Duncan will speak and take questions at 10 a.m. during the general session, followed by the press availability with superintendents.

Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Marc Jackson, superintendent of Silver Valley School District; Yermo, CA
Debbie Jackson-Dennison, superintendent of Window Rock School District; Window Rock, AZ
Dennis Jarrett, chief financial officer of York County School District; Yorktown, VA
Susan Smit, superintendent of Wagner Community School; Wagner, SD
Henry Strom, superintendent of Mount Adams School District; White Swan, WA
Ron Walker, superintendent of Geary County School District; Junction City, KS
What : Conversation to discuss the consequences of sequestration
When : Monday, March 4, 2013
10 a.m. ET (remarks)
10:30 a.m. ET (press availability)
Where : Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C.

Remarks: Regency A ballroom
Press availability: Columbia A room