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Devastated SDUSD parents learn some special needs programs will be cut

Posted at 11:21 PM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 02:21:38-05

Parents of special needs children in the San Diego Unified School District are devastated, after learning of program cuts related to the budget deficit. 

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Dozens of concerned parents turned out Thursday night to learn how the $124 million in cuts to the SDUSD will impact their children.

District administrators said 53 full-time special needs positions will be cut. The positions include therapy assistants, psychologists, and out-of-class teachers.

The school district says the budget isn't the only reason behind the cuts. 29 moderate to severe special needs classes will be cut due to low enrollment.. not the budget.

Parents we spoke to at the meeting say they don't believe it. 

The district is cutting a total of 977 full-time positions across the board.

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