Sacramento, CA– New plans are being considered to help fund rural schools at the expense of selling thousands of acres of national forestland in California.
The Bush Administration´s plans would sell various pieces of land throughout the Sierra Nevada and California´s national forests to raise approximately $800 million to go toward school funding.
Last year much of the funding came from the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self- Determination Act, which expires September 30th. With the law expiring, officials say they will need to find another way to come up with the money.
If the plans are approved by congress the different pieces of land can be bought by either private hands or sold to residential or recreational developments.
Written by Alisha Cruz