The school system needs $440 million in new city and state money to provide just a few more services than they currently do. To maintain the current level of funding, which does not allow for counselors or nurses in every school or adequate supplies, the district needs a total of $216.2 million in new money.
And if it doesn't get the funds? Officials said there was hardly anywhere to cut but where it hurts most.
Cuts to schools and administrative supports would result and would "cripple a system already depleted from years of expenditure reductions, including over $140 million in FY14 alone."