Friday, September 17, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY -- SD Unified Leaders Discuss Upcoming Fifth Year of Budget Cuts

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, Sept. 17, 2010


WHAT: News conference to discuss the projected budget cuts of more than $140
million for the 2011-12 school year.

WHO: Superintendent Bill Kowba, deputy superintendents Dr. Nellie Meyer and
Phil Stover

WHEN: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100
Normal St. (92103)

DETAILS: Supt. Bill Kowba will be joined by deputy superintendents Dr.
Nellie Meyer and Phil Stover to discuss the 2011-12 district budget.
Planning will begin at that evening¹s special Board of Education meeting on
next year¹s budget, which will have a projected cut of more than $140
million. Among the anticipated cuts are a loss of up to 1,000 teachers;
elimination of arts and athletics programs; and closing schools. The 2011-12
budget will also be a topic of discussion at nine upcoming community Town
Hall meetings. The district must report a spending plan for 2011-12 to the
County Office of Education by December.

Jack Brandais
Communications Department
San Diego Unified School District
(619) 725-5570 (Desk)
(619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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