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San Diego Unified's Financial Outlook To Improve

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San Diego Unified's Financial Outlook To Improve

Under Gov. Jerry Brown's updated budget proposal, K-12 public schools and community colleges would get an additional $6 billion compared to the spending plan he released in January.

In San Diego, the unexpected funds would go to reduce class sizes, pay for more counselors, nurses, resources for high poverty schools and pay increases, according to San Diego Unified officials.

It would also help trim the district's deficit by half from $70 million to $34 million.

Cindy Marten, superintendent of San Diego Unified School District, discusses Friday on Evening Edition the district's financial outlook.

But budget challenges remain, the district is facing declining enrollment and part of the Proposition 30 taxes are set to expire in 2016.

San Diego Unified is expected to finalize its budget by the end of June.