why is transportation going up? It's in the contract, plus we've had to add buses
enrollment doesn't sustain across the grades: lose kids at middle and high schools. She's concerned by this. Boone speaks of keeping those students in the system. (Allen further points out that there are more choices for middle and high; captive audience for elementary)
federal grants are unknown: and come with strings
$8.2 million: 156 jobs is a way of measuring it, it doesn't have to be jobs
"it affects everything that we do every day in our schools"