Friday, February 20, 2009

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Sunday Board of Education Budget Workshop

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, February 20,

Board of Education Holds Rare Sunday Meeting to Discuss 2009-10 Budget

What: Budget Workshop

When: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, February 22

Where: Auditorium, Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal Street


As the Board of Education continues deliberations on the 2009-10 budget,
a rare Sunday meeting will convene at 2 p.m. on Feb. 22. The meeting is
open to the public and public testimony on issues is invited.

San Diego Unified faces an estimated $63.1 million reduction in funding
from the State of California for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins
July 1. Reductions are being considered from a report prepared by the
Superintendent, which is posted online at The Board, in
earlier budget workshops, has tentatively approved items in the blue
section of the document; it will continue to consider items from the red
section of the document in upcoming meetings.

The Board meeting will be telecast on cable's ITV Channel 16 inside
district boundaries and streamed on the web at

Your coverage of this important meeting is invited. Linda Zintz, Acting
Communications Director, will be staffing the meeting; her cell number
is (619) 847-6637.

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Jack Brandais
Media Relations
San Diego Unified School District
(619) 725-5570 (desk)
(619) 607-0477 (cell)

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