So follow the logic with me:
1. State is already taking a beating on revenues with everything closed, (yet government hasn't stopped spending because they haven't let any workers go)
2. Schools remain closed in August keeping business sales down meaning state revenue remains down
3. State has a major budget crisis which has to be addressed because they cannot print money
4. State makes drastic cuts to the education funding
5. Districts make drastic cuts to their budget
6. Electives just became expendable
I know how contracts work. I also know if there isn't any money there aren't any jobs. I also know that education is funded by property tax which theoretically isn't taking a hit but if the economy really goes into a depression long-term because we stay closed for an extended period of time it will be catastrophic. Local jurisdictions will not be able to freely max out the property appraisals as sales decline and market values decline. I'm not an alarmist. I want schools to open. But if it doesn't.........