School districts get creative to keep bus drivers, support staff employed

School districts get creative to keep bus drivers, support staff employed

When Utah Gov. Gary Herbert put all K-12 public schools under a soft close earlier this month to help mitigate the spread of novel coronavirus, the Duchesne County School District saw two potential problems: How would students have access to free breakfast and lunch? And what would happen to school support staff who depend on […]
Pandemic could lead to ‘major upheaval’ in school district budgets

Pandemic could lead to ‘major upheaval’ in school district budgets

It took 10 years for some states to recover from the Great Recession — and to see surpluses they could use to increase funding for K-12 education.  How they weather the “economic shock” brought on by the novel coronavirus will depend on several factors, including the...