FRIDAY UPDATE: Interim Superintendent Roberta Mayor says the governor’s $5.4 billion scenario could force OUSD to make $21 million in cuts — on top of the $28 million reduction it already faces. I wrote a story today about the development.
If the ballot measures in next week’s special election fail, as expected, California schools could take an extra $5.4 billion hit from their budgets next year. Our governor says it could force schools to shorten the year by 7.5 days, increase class sizes and lay off more teachers.
Even if the measures (which contain temporary tax provisions and spending caps) pass, schools will have to make an additional $3 billion in cuts next year, he says.
You can read both scenarios here.