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School board reacts to federal cuts

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JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — The Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education passed a resolution Tuesday evening that will send a message to members of Congress, urging them to amend the Budget Control Act.

School board members say the Budget Control Act cuts much needed grant money; slashing funding for special education, disadvantaged students, and career and technical education to name a few.

The board hopes other school districts will also send the message to Washington.

"The things we need to improve are better education and to just continue to cut I think is a travesty, and we need to let our legislators know that we need this help," said Joseph DiMaio, board of education president.

DiMaio adds that funding cuts like this will not help the district reach the new state education goals.

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