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Special Report: Schools on the Brink

Weeklong series to investigate SD schools’ insolvency



    There’s no doubt about it, San Diego Unified School District is in trouble.

    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.

    SD Explained: SDUSD Finances

    [DGO] SD Explained: SDUSD Finances
    San Diego Unified faces a potentially devastating financial ticking time bomb, reports Voiceofsandiego.org.
    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 28, 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.

    SDUSD Suffers Cutbacks

    [DGO] SDUSD Suffers Cutbacks
    There's a possibility California could cut funding in the middle of the school year for SDUSD.
    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011)

    Check out a recent San Diego Explained on teacher cutbacks in the San Diego Unified School District.

    On Thursday, Dec. 8, all the school district’s key players will come together to discuss any possible solutions. The discussion will be moderated by VoiceofSanDiego.org’s Andrew Donohue and Will Carless. It will be held at 7 p.m. at McMilllin Event Center.

    Panelists include:

    • Richard Barrera, San Diego Unified school board president
    • Scott Barnett, school board member
    • Dennis Schamp, Lewis Middle School Sixth Grade: Language Arts/Theater Arts
    • Teresa Drew, San Diego United Parents for Education
    • Paul M. Bowers, parent

    Tune in at 6 p.m. to NBC 7 San Diego’s coverage of Schools on the Brink.