Inglewood (Calif.) schools' slide steepens despite state takeover

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Many in Inglewood thought the city's struggling school district had been handed a lifeline last year when the state Department of Education took the reins, hiring new leaders and infusing the school system with $55 million in emergency loans to get it back on track.

But in the nine months since the state takeover, the district's slide has gotten worse.

Inglewood Unified has depleted its reserves, burned through nearly half of the emergency funds in one year and is operating at a $17.7-million deficit that calls for deep cuts.

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