MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, May 10, 2012
SAN DIEGO UNIFIED TRUSTEE SCOTT BARNETT AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS AT 3 P.M.
Subdistrict C Board of Education Member Scott Barnett will be available
for interviews at 3 p.m. today in Room 2249, Education Center, 4100 Normal
BACKGROUND: In response to additional state budget cuts and $50 million in
contractual salary and other spending increases for the 2012/2013 school
year, SDUSD is facing an estimated $122 million shortfall in its $1billion
budget. In response, the SDUSD Board of Trustees has issued over 2600
layoff notices, and plans to sell $20 million in surplus property in a
depressed real estate market and further reduce the District's reserves.
The layoffs will result in significant increases to class sizes in all
grades, a major reduction in nurses and counselors, and severe impacts to
all school sites
QUOTE: "It's time for all of us to accept the truth: we are insolvent and
must act," said Barnett.
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