San Diego Unified School District to vote on final budget

Posted at 7:15 AM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 11:22:16-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The San Diego Unified School District School Board Tuesday night is expected to give final approval on a budget to make up for a $124 million deficit that would also leave nearly 400 teachers without jobs.

In March, the district issued layoff notices to nearly 1,000 teachers as part of a plan to balance its budget for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. Many of the pink slips were rescinded in May, with a large number of teachers retiring early.

The nearly 400 teachers still holding pink slips are applying for other open teaching jobs, but that still means change and uncertainty.

The district's budget focuses on a number of goals, with some areas of the budget getting more funding and others getting less.


The district has earmarked more than $30 million toward closing the achievement gap. However, money for college and career readiness is down $4 million. There is also a slight increase toward parent and community engagement.

District officials said the budget would have no impact on classroom size.