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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray spent Friday morning teaching at Woodrow Wilson High School. Gray explained the District's position as it is unable to spend its locally-raised tax dollars because of a federal shutdown.

Gray said the city's reserve funds are running low, but there is enough money to make payroll payments to all D.C. employees next week.

The mayor was uncertain about the pay period scheduled for later in the month.

Students asked Gray if the schools would be harmed if the city ran out of reserve funding. The mayor said he may be forced to ask each teacher and staff member to work on an "I owe you" agreement.

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