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The Frontier School Board this week sent a message to the federal government, passing a resolution that urges an amendment to the Budget Control Act to mitigate drastic cuts to education in federal grant funds that could result in the loss of 20 Frontier teaching jobs and impact universal pre-kindergarten, special education programming and staff development.

The board adopted a resolution that targets the budget act of 2011, which calls for across-the-board cuts to nearly all federal programs, including education, that would take effect in January.

An administrative presentation to the board on the district-wide Before and After School Program for kindergarten through fifth-grade students showed Frontier is serving approximately 450 families districtwide. Increases in participation have been recorded this fall at Blasdell and Pinehurst Elementary schools.

The district also made $8,000 last year from the program, for which families are charged. The program, which runs from 6:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., has been in place for at least 10 years.