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San Diego School District Waiting on State Legislature

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The California Assembly and state Senate are expected to debate and possibly vote on a complex budget plan Thursday in Sacramento.

The California Assembly and state Senate are expected to debate and possibly vote on a complex budget plan Thursday in Sacramento.

The state hopes to eliminate less than 60 percent of a projected $26 billion deficit with spending cuts.

Money for education is one of the areas targeted for spending cuts.

San Diego Unified School District Board President Sheila Jackson says the district is waiting to see what happens in Sacramento.

"I know they want to do some additional cuts," Jackson says. "But I think that we might be able to escape with what we already have. We're going to ask them to pay back what they owe us. But certainly I think we're going to hold our own right now."

Recent funding cuts for public schools have forced many districts to increase class sizes, layoff employees and decrease bus service among other changes.

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