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| March 21, 2018

Elimination of the Secure Rural Schools Act in 2015 has impacted school budget

By Wendy Howell • Williams News

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Williams Unified School District is one of several districts seeing a withering of federal support this year because of the failure of Congress to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act in 2015 (SRS).

The act, distributed by the Department of Agriculture, compensated schools and the county for lost property tax revenue because of a decline in traditional timber harvesting.

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