Why is SPPS seeking a school funding request now?

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SPPS has cut more than $50 million in the past three years and approved cuts of $17.2 million for the 2018-19 school year. Additionally, federal, state and local funding is not keeping pace with inflation or the educational needs of our students. For example, required special education services cost the District $42 million more than it receives each year, putting additional pressure on the operating budget.