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Do public schools close if the government shutdown lasts longer than five days?

Anonymous
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All the moms were saying this at drop off this morning



Best answer :

 booklover74:

states govern public schools within them and fund them. They always have and always will. Public education is a states rights issue. A state could even chose not to have public schools at all (unlikely but it's thier right).

Sometimes schools and states opt to accept federal funds to help with schools. Usually those funds come with a catch attached, such as federally mandated tests or following styles of learning such as Common Core.

If the shut down continues some states or districts might opt to stop parts of some programs that rely heavily on federal funds. Most districts are capable of continuing programs for at least a month if not longer without getting the funds, they will use some state funds to cover the federal ones if they must (because eventually the shut down will end and they will make up the difference).

Schools themselves will not shut down or run out of money unless a particular state's government shuts down, without giving schools a budget. Even then most states considered teachers essential and critical workers and require them to report to work under the conditions of a state shut down. 









Thank you all for answering, you've proved your worth when a question comes up :)

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 2, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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Mrs.Vallo
by on Oct. 2, 2013 at 5:17 PM

I have no idea here is a bump.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 2, 2013 at 5:17 PM

No school are funded by the state, lmao

PookaboosMom
by Gold Member on Oct. 2, 2013 at 5:17 PM
I haven't heard such a thing. I would imagine the schools would alert us if such a thing were true
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 2, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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I'm pretty sure that's a big negative, ghost rider.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 2, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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Quoting Anonymous:

No school are funded by the state, lmao

Then why is the curriculum federally mandated?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Oct. 2, 2013 at 5:19 PM

No they do not.Schools are funded through tax payer dollars at least my paycheck comes from them.

motherslove82
by Ruby Member on Oct. 2, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Schools are run by the state government, so no.

  

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by Platinum Member on Oct. 2, 2013 at 5:20 PM
From what I understand, the funding for public schools has already been approved and is in use.....I don't believe they'll close.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Oct. 2, 2013 at 5:20 PM

no, the schools will not shut down...they didn't in the 90's during the shutdown either

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 2, 2013 at 5:20 PM

its not its state mandated


Quoting Anonymous:


Quoting Anonymous:

No school are funded by the state, lmao

Then why is the curriculum federally mandated?



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