Drought could drain Central Valley schools

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Schools in rural Central Valley areas are worried attendance might drop because families might leave the area to find work elsewhere.

Tom Torlakson, the State's Superintendent of Public Education stopped in Bakersfield Wednesday during a tour of Central Valley regions hit hardest by the drought.

Torlakson said he will use his powers under the Governor's drought declaration to minimize the financial pain schools might feel because of the expected low attendance rates.

Torlakson vowed to make sure schools have money to feed hungry students.

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