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SHUTDOWN: Districts closely watching D.C.

Local school district officials are taking a wait-and-see approach to how a federal government shutdown would affect their operations.

“Our concern would be the potential interruption of funds being transferred from the federal to state level that are designated for Pueblo City Schools,” said district spokesman Scott Jones.

D60 and Pueblo County District 70 rely on federal money to support programs such as Title I, special education, English Language Learners and reimbursement of the school lunch program.

Exactly what a shutdown would do to school programs is unknown at this time without knowing how long the gridlock could continue, according to district leaders.

“We don’t really know what effect this will have on our federal funding,” said District 70 Superintendent Ed Smith.

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