San Diego Unified Raises Dire Warnings of School Cuts

Friday, October 14, 2011

San Diego school officials have sounded early warnings about potential midyear budget cuts in the most drastic terms, raising the specter of fiscal insolvency that could force the state to assume control of its second-largest district.

Superintendent Bill Kowba said San Diego Unified School District could not weather $30 million in midyear cuts, the worst scenario under triggers in the state budget.

“Barely one month after school has opened we are at the edge of the cliff, looking over and down at insolvency,” Kowba told the school board Tuesday night. “We are facing the reality of midyear budget cuts that could be the starting point on the road to insolvency and state takeover.”

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