SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Already cash-strapped San Diego schools would get even less money under the proposed state budget that may be approved by this weekend, according to the San Diego Unified School District.
"I think there is a feeling of disappointment -- while it could be worse, the opportunity to restore education funding was not taken in this budget," said Bernie Rhinerson of the SDUSD.
The budget includes suspension of voter-approved Proposition 98 education funding guarantees, which would mean a loss of $3.1 billion statewide for K-12 schools and community colleges, he said.
"It looks like (the agreement) will have very little positive impact on our budget," Rhinerson said.
He said the SDUSD is already in a "precarious financial situation" after four years of budget cuts.
The district currently faces a shortfall for 2011-12 of $141 million, which could force the district to lay off teachers and cut academic programs.
Deputy Superintendent for Academics Nellie Meyer is preparing a report on the academic impacts of future cuts, which will be presented at next Tuesday's Board of Education meeting.
Rhinerson said the state budget deal creates a lot of uncertainty because local financial projections of revenues and spending reductions might be optimistic. That could result in mid-year adjustments that could impact local school districts even more, he said.
Two San Diego police officers were shot and wounded in a standoff at a College Area condominium that left the suspect dead late Saturday night.
Hundreds of statewide faith leaders will march Saturday afternoon to the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where they will protest immigration policies that separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.
A 325-acre blaze burning at Camp Pendleton Saturday was described as a ``training fire'' by a base official.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 16th consecutive day, decreasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.697.
A crash on an Oceanside freeway Saturday morning left two cars on their roofs and sent one person to a hospital, a fire official
Cooler weekend for the County due to a low pressure trough moving through the Great Basin. Weak and shallow marine layer may still be slow to clear.
A stretch of road in National City was shut down briefly after a large crowd took to the streets to celebrate the Mexico national soccer team's 2-1 victory over South Korea today in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The San Diego Humane Society today urged residents to volunteer their homes as foster spaces for the influx of animals typically lost after Fourth of July.
A man was critically injured Friday night when he chased a ball into the street and was hit by a car.
Clayton Richard pitched three-hit ball over six innings for his fourth consecutive win and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Friday night.