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12-12-2011, 08:35 AM
From S.F. Examiner (http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/education/2011/12/sf-unified-school-district-bracing-13-million-gouge) by Amy Crawford:

It looks like another tough season of budget cuts and hard choices next year for the San Francisco Unified School District.

“It’s pretty dismal, actually, the outlook,” said Sandra Lee Fewer, chair of the school board’s Budget and Business Services Committee, which got a preview of this year’s budget-planning process at a meeting last week.

“It’s been difficult, to say the least,” said Deputy Superintendent Myong Leigh, recalling the rounds of spending cuts over the past several years. “Based on all these signs, it’s going to be difficult again.”

Leigh said the district, which is planning a two-year budget, is anticipating a midyear cut of $13 million, its share of up to $2 billion in statewide spending cuts that will likely be triggered by revenue shortfalls this month.

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