Tuesday, February 22, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Budget Interview Available Ahead of Today's Board Meeting

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, Feb. 22, 2010


WHAT: Bernie Rhinerson, Chief District Relations Officer, will be available
for interviews about tonight's key Board of Education budget meeting.

WHEN/WHERE: 3-4 p.m., today, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2010, Education Center, 4100
Normal St. (92103). Check in with the communications department on the
second floor, room 2145. This will not be a news conference; Rhinerson will
be available for one-on-one interviews as time allows.

BACKGROUND: During the meeting that begins at 5 p.m. today, the Board of
Education will have the first reading of the notification of staff with
teaching credentials -- including teachers and counselors -- that they may
not be offered contracts for the 2011-12 school year due to budget cuts. The
California Education Code requires that they receive this notice by March
15. The district is currently projecting a "worst case" reduction of $120
million in the general fund for 2011-12. No teachers or other certificated
staff will receive a "pink slip" and lose their jobs during the current,
2010-11 school year, as a result of this budget issue. As a first reading,
the Board can discuss the resolution and take public testimony but will not
take a vote today. The final discussion and vote will be scheduled for a
later meeting.

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

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