LEWES, DE – Cape Henlopen School District’s FY 2013 budget was balanced with a tax hike. Next year district residents could face more of the same, or reduction in school budgets, if federal money declines.
In a preliminary budget presentation by CHSC business director Oliver Gumbs, board members were warned of possible cuts in federal funding due to sequestration. Unless Congress acts in the next few months, discretionary federal spending is expected to be cut 7.8% – 9%. This would include funding for items such as Title I.