$146M Cuts Approved for San Diego Schools

By Jerry McCormick
|  Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010  |  Updated 7:00 AM PDT
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$146M Cuts Approved for San Diego Schools

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It's crunch time.

Faced with a pressing deadline, the San Diego Unified School Board voted Tuesday night to cut $146 million out of its budget but no one knows when the cuts will begin.

Among the options are increasing class sizes for Kindergarten through third grade. Ten schools would close. The schools have not been identified. A field trip program and renewable energy program would be eliminated or suspended. Also, the district's police force would be cut in half.

A final budget is due to the county board of education in June.

According to Emily Alpert, reporter with our media partners voiceofsandiego.org, the board decided not to make the ugly choices facing them. Instead, board members sent the entire list of cuts to the county office.

Read more of Alpert's coverage in the full article here.

 


 

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