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San Diego Unified School Board Considers Spending Cuts

San Diego Unified School District is trying to deal with the issue of insolvency

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    The San Diego Unified School district will discuss new ways to cut spending at its Tuesday meeting.

    Major cuts will come down from the state unless does something drastic happens in the next few weeks.

    SDUSD Considers New Ideas

    [DGO] SDUSD Considers New Ideas
    San Diego Unified School District to consider new ideas on how to solve its financial woes. Kelly McPherson reports. (Published Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011)

    So the SDUSD board needs to prepare for mid-year cuts. Here’s what board members will consider:

    • Cutting 55 Classified Positions
    • District-wide Hiring Freeze
    • Suspension of non-critical overtime
    • Property Sales
    • General Fund Reserves

    SD Explained: SDUSD Bankruptcy

    [DGO] SD Explained: SDUSD Bankruptcy
    San Diego could be the largest district ever to go insolvent in California, reports Voiceofsandiego.org. Get more from voiceofsandiego.org here. (Published Thursday, Oct 27, 2011)

    All of these cuts would save about $26 to 30 million which is the estimate of the state’s funding cuts in December.

    All of these cuts are happening simultaneously with discussions to cut even more from next year's budget.

    SDUSD Budget Woes Worsen

    [DGO] SDUSD Budget Woes Worsen
    More spending cuts to education might have to be made mid-year. (Published Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011)

    These decisions must be made soon to ensure that the district can pay its bills.

    With the school’s budget deficit growing, and the implications of this shortfall widening, it’s about time for school officials, parents, teachers and taxpayers to all sit down and have a serious conversation about how to fix these problems.

    SDUSD Delays Construction and Renovation

    [DGO] SDUSD Delays Construction and Renovation
    School construction and renovation projects in the San Diego Unified District are falling far behind schedule. (Published Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011)

    With the help of our media partners VoiceofSanDiego.org this week, NBC 7 San Diego will look into what exactly happened, and what’s ahead for the City of San Diego as it tries to deal with school insolvency.

    San Diego Explained will break up the issue into five parts every night at 6 p.m. on NBC 7.

    How should SDUSD solve the budget problems? Let us know what you think. Comment below, send us your thoughts via Twitter @nbcsandiego or add your comment to our Facebook page.