Monday, April 25, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Board of Education News Conference on "Doomsday" Budget

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, April 25,


WHAT: Board of Education members taking media questions on a budget for
the 2011-12 school year that includes an additional $35-$50 million in
reductions, on top of the $114 million already cut.

WHEN/WHERE: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011, San Diego Unified School
District Police Department Emergency Operations Center, North Parking
Lot, Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal St. (92103).

DETAILS: The Board of Education at Tuesday's meeting is scheduled to
discuss the "doomsday budget," in which the State of California tells
San Diego Unified to reduce its general fund budget by an additional
$35-$50 million for the 2011-12 school year. At the news conference,
Board of Education members will be available to answer questions about
proposed cuts, changes in the school year, staff layoffs and other
allowances that will be taken so the district can balance its budget for
next school year. In addition, Board members are expected to reflect on
the effect such cuts will have on student achievement, graduation rate
and learning among the next generation of San Diegans.

The Board of Education has formally requested that the California
Legislature restore education funding; see resolution from April 12

PHOTOS/SPEAKING: Board President Richard Barrera and other Board of
Education members are expected to attend.

CONTACT: Bernie Rhinerson, Chief of Staff, San Diego Unified School
District, (619) 725-5567.

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