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SD County Schools Superintendent A Veteran Of State Takeover

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 11/23/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.

Guest

San Diego County Schools Superintendent Randolph Ward, Ed.D.

Transcript

Upbeat revenue predictions this summer in California seem to be turning into the worst case scenario for budget cuts. And that may mean San Diego's largest school district faces a midyear budget deficit and possible budget shortfall of over $100 million next fiscal year. The threat of insolvency at San Diego Unified School District inches closer to reality and with that a state takeover of our schools. One man who has a unique perspective of what happens with a school district can't pay its bills is San Diego County Schools Superintendent Randolph Ward.

San Diego County Schools Superintendent Randolph Ward.

Above: San Diego County Schools Superintendent Randolph Ward.

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