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Acalanes budget gap grows, big time

By Jonathan Morales
Thursday, January 14th, 2010 at 4:37 pm in Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Schools.

In case you missed it, here’s Times’ education reporter Theresa Harrington’s article about the latest round of budget cuts to school districts. The gist: There’s less money. A lot less. Even though the governor ostensibly said there wouldn’t be.

I spoke with Acalanes school district Superintendent John Stockton this morning, and he said the district is now looking at $1.4 million more in cuts than they thought they were, bringing the district’s budget deficit to $4 million. That’s about 50 teachers, he said.

Also, the board last night gave the go-ahead on a poll that would gauge community support for an additional parcel tax. This one would be short-term, aimed at helping the district weather the current economic storm.

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