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04-29-2011, 07:57 AM
From Rachel Norton (http://rachelnorton.com/2011/04/28/what-an-all-cuts-budget-looks-like/):
Due to the failure of the legislature to put a tax extension on the ballot, we are left with two alternatives: the Governor’s original doom and gloom scenario from January (which we were calling “Scenario B” but is now our best-case scenario), requiring cuts of $330 per student, or $25 million, for 2011-12, and deeper cuts for 2012-13; OR an “all cuts” budget that could require cuts of $800 per student or more. SFUSD staff has not yet completely costed out an “all cuts” budget, preferring to wait another week or two until the Governor releases his May budget revision (the “May revise”). But the California Budget Project (CBP) has published a district-by-district breakdown (http://cbp.org/pdfs/2011/110428_Education_District_%20Fact_Sheet.pdf) at what an all cuts budget might look like, using an estimate of $764 per student — for us, they say it adds up to an estimated $41 million cut. Remember, we already cut $113 million from district spending in the two-year budget we passed last spring — that cut was supposed to cover 2011-12 as well as the current year. It’s kind of staggering to think about.

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