Good news for San Diego Unified schools: The federal government will give the school district an additional $1.6 million in funding for students from military families next school year.

San Diego Unified issued a press release that explains that the exodus of military families from San Diego while their parents are serving overseas has caused a drop in the number of military-dependent students in the area. That could prove problematic as troops start returning to the United States, so the federal government revised the funding “to keep needed funding flowing at previous levels”:

Without this revision, San Diego Unified was slated to receive $4.7 million in 2009. With the change, which was passed Sept. 24 and signed by President Bush, the district will receive an estimated $6.3 million.


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