- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some Washington parents aren’t happy about changes that the D.C. Council made to the mayor’s proposed budget.

The Washington Post reports (https://wapo.st/1sLy4D7 ) that Mayor Muriel Browser’s proposed budget included $12.4 million to renovate the combined cafeteria and auditorium at Shepherd Elementary School. 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.

The council approved the budget earlier this month. It expected to pass it on a final vote when it meets May 31.


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