How Proposed Federal Cuts Will Impact Our District

According to a recent Education Week article (March 16, 2017), the recent education budget proposal by the White House will result in a $9 billion cut. At some point numbers become so big and incomprehensible that it is difficult to understand the local impact. On an annual basis, Title Programs for Special Education, At-Risk students, and teacher training provide over $500,000 to our district.  Our stakeholders need to understand how proposed cuts will impact students, teachers, and instruction at a local level. Last year we relied heavily on Federal money from Title II-A, one of the programs that would be eliminated, to provide training for teachers that otherwise wouldn’t have happened with local money.  The elimination of this program would result in an immediate $50,000 reduction to our teacher training budget. Professional development plays a key role in educator’s ability to bring “best-practices” and innovations back to the classroom.  Programs like robotics, Positive Behavior Intervention Supports, and Crisis Prevention Intervention require continued investment in training new staff and follow up training for veteran staff in order to be effective and sustainable.  These programs would not have been possible without funds from Washington.  Congress will be asked in the coming months to review these proposals and it is never to early to become educated about how it may impact your community.

It is time to learn and speak up.

Help me in contacting our representative in Washington:

U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi , 12th District

WASHINGTON, DC OFFICE 1203 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5355  |  Fax: (202) 226-4523

OHIO OFFICE250 E. Wilson Bridge Road, Suite 100, Worthington, Ohio 43085
Toll Free: 1-855-PAT-OH12 (855-728-6412)
Phone: (614) 523-2555  |  Fax: (614) 818-0887

U.S. Senator, Sherrod Brown

Washington, DC
713 Hart Senate Office Bldg.

WashingtonDC 20510

tel (202) 224-2315
fax (202) 228-6321
200 North High St. Room 614

ColumbusOH 43215

tel (614) 469-2083
fax (614) 469-2171
Toll Free 1-888-896-OHIO (6446)
U.S. Senator, Rob Portman
Washington, D.C.
448 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3353


37 West Broad Street
Room 300
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-469-6774
Toll-Free: 1-800-205-6446 (OHIO)


reference: Klein, A. (2017, March 16). Trump Budget Would Make Massive Cuts to Ed. Dept., But Boost School Choice [Web log]. Retrieved March 23, 2017, from


About Mr. Petrie

Mr. Petrie has served Cardington-Lincoln Schools since 2002 and has served as superintendent since 2010. He is a graduate of Gahanna-Lincoln High School and studied Educational Administration at The Ohio State University.

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