Some DC Parents Upset Over School-Renovation Funds in Budget

Some District parents aren't happy about changes that the D.C. Council made to the mayor's proposed budget.

Mayor Muriel Browser's proposed budget included $12.4 million to renovate the combined cafeteria and auditorium at Shepherd Elementary School, the Washington Post reports. But the council's education committee recommended slashing that funding and giving money to other schools for smaller projects.

Coolidge High School was initially supposed to get $59 million in fiscal year 2017 to design a renovation project, among other things. The education committee wants to put $45 million of that money toward opening small homeless shelters.

That has left some members of those communities upset.

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