Rep. Susan Davis Moves to Secure More Education Funds for Grossmont School District

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Washington, DC, February 8, 2016 | comments

In the last census count, Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) says that the Census Bureau overestimated the number of students living within the district, lowering the percentage of students in poverty.  As result, GUHSD believes it is losing out on at least $550,000 annually in education funding and has challenged the Bureau’s count. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) sent a letter in support of GUHSD’s challenge.

“These federal dollars are critical for a school district’s ability to educate our children,” said Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “Title I funds are designed to ensure equal opportunity at an education for low-income students. We need to be sure that those students are not being short changed.”

 The Department of Education uses the count from the Census Bureau in setting its formula on how it will allocate Title I funding.

The letter can be viewed here.

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