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New LAUSD budget could include layoff of thousands

  • 10-06-2010
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By Connie Llanos/Los Angeles Daily News

The Los Angeles Unified board Tuesday unanimously approved a budget plan for the next two years that could require thousands of layoffs to address a shortfall of hundreds of millions of dollars. The action followed a conflict with the county Office of Education earlier this year because the district had initially authored a one-year plan, ignoring state law that calls for three-year budgets. The county then demanded a three-year plan by Oct. 8. But district officials continued to insist Tuesday that was it unrealistic to plan that far in advance because of uncertainty in the state budget, so Superintendent Ramon Cortines drafted a two-year plan that could lead to substantial cuts in services and employees. (more…)

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