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Vista Unified School District facing $19M in budget cuts

Posted at 1:44 PM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 16:44:33-04

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) — Vista Unified School District union workers say they are worried their jobs are on the line and say the district could be looking at bankruptcy.

Union workers rallied Thursday ahead of a district board meeting over a $19 million budget shortfall.

Union President Bill Faust represents 1,400 support staffers at Vista Unified, including custodians, secretaries and food service workers who are concerned for their jobs since those are historically among the first to be cut.

Faust says the board approved almost $6 million to add unnecessary 8th periods to two high schools and another $281,000 to fire the district's superintendent two weeks ago. He says the board is spending money it doesn't have.

"We are concerned. With this board mismanaging funding," Faust said. "How are we are going to keep our job when they add add add and we don't have any money and you are looking at $19.5 million."

10News reached out to the superintendent's office for comment but have not heard back.

No decisions have been made as to where the cuts will come from.