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San Diego Unified School District Considering 900 Layoffs To Balance Budget

March 9, 2011 12:34 p.m.

The San Diego Unified School District is facing an estimated $120 million budget deficit for next academic year. The deficit could be cut in half if voters approve tax extensions in a statewide special election the governor has proposed for June. We talk to the school board president Richard Barrera and the president of the teachers union, Bill Freeman, about the possibility that more than 500 teachers could be laid off. Plus, we talk about what actions the district should take to prevent future budget deficits.

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