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What Gov. Brown’s Mid-Year Budget Cuts Mean For San Diego Schools

Above: Teachers, parents, students and administrators have testified at Board of Education meetings since March about how budget cuts will hurt their schools. Some held up signs asking for restoration of the district's Community-Based English Tutoring program at a meeting earlier this year.

Aired 12/14/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.

Guests

John Lee Evans Ph.D., President, San Diego Unified School Board

Kyla Calvert, KPBS Education Reporter

Transcript

School transportation will take a big hit from the state's mid-year trigger cuts.   Cuts to rural districts in San Diego County are expected to be especially drastic.
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Above: School transportation will take a big hit from the state's mid-year trigger cuts. Cuts to rural districts in San Diego County are expected to be especially drastic.

As expected, a slump in projected state revenue has triggered mid-year budget cuts in California.

Much of the burden has fallen on education - but, the budget ax fell more gently than expected on San Diego's largest school district, SDUSD.

We'll speak with SDUSD President John Lee Evans and KPBS Reporter Kyla Calver for a rundown on how mid-year budget cuts affect San Diego schools and universities.

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