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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:30 pm | Updated: 8:58 am, Thu May 23, 2013.

ALBUQUERQUE — A problem with a computer form’s alphabetical listing caused dozens of New Mexico school districts and charter schools to get too much state funding, while others didn’t get enough.

The state Public Education Department’s error resulted in 25 districts and charters being shorted a total of roughly $830,000, while 26 others — including the Santa Fe and Los Alamos districts — got more than $2.5 million too much, television station KRQE reported.

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  • El Cie Vigil posted at 6:32 am on Thu, May 23, 2013.

    El Cie Vigil Posts: 5

    Interesting that there is nothing in their programming to catch such errors. It's a costly mistake. From where do the excess funds come from to the cover the difference?

     
  • Pam Walker posted at 10:52 pm on Wed, May 22, 2013.

    lilbit Posts: 58

    Surely the ones that got to much noticed it. they should have to give it back.

     
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