But if lawmakers don’t work out California’s budget problems in short order, the state could run out of money as soon as February — and some are speculating about the possibility of closing public schools weeks early.
Last week, a reporter from our sister paper in Vallejo reported that California school officials have discussed the possibility of that “doomsday scenario.” In the story, Hilary McLean, the press secretary for State Superintendent Jack O’Connell, confirmed that it had, indeed, been “bandied about.”
You can read the Times-Herald story here.
Of course, none of this is certain to happen, even if the fiscal crisis remains unresolved. But what if it did? It certainly would send a message about the state of public education (or at least, the state of the state) in California.
What consequences do you anticipate, should this come to pass?
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