sequestration Battle Creek Schools looking for funding for afterschool programs By Gordon Evans • Nov 15, 2013 Administrators looking for grant money, money from other parts of budget Education officials brace for federal cuts By Gordon Evans • Mar 4, 2013 Berrien RESA Superintendent says programs like Head Start may be cut by sequestration. Congressman Fred Upton discusses sequester and federal deficit reduction By Gordon Evans • Mar 1, 2013 The Associated Press Across the board budget cuts known as "sequestration" are taking effect on Friday. West Michigan Congressman says no one wanted the sequestration to take effect. But he says lawmakers have to work on long-term deficit reduction. Educators fear cuts as sequester deadline nears By Gordon Evans • Feb 28, 2013 Cut would be small percentage of overall school spending, but would programs like special education and Head Start. White House report says sequester could mean furloughs in Michigan and cuts in education funding By Gordon Evans • Feb 25, 2013 Obama administration says automatic cuts in federal spending will also mean fewer vaccinations for children, less for meals for seniors.