SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A San Diego Unified School District trustee is scheduled to unveil a plan Monday to keep the district solvent without closing campuses.
Scott Barnett announced last week that he was working on such a plan, which he wants to introduce formally at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting.
According to Barnett, his colleagues on the school board are unwilling to make the "tough decisions" necessary to keep expenses in line with revenues. While he waited until today to reveal details of his plan, he has said that SDUSD officials need to target personnel costs, which make up 90 percent of general fund spending.
Barnett said his No. 1 priority now is to keep the district solvent.
SDUSD officials expect state funding to fall short of projections in the current school year, which would trigger spending cuts. They also expect a budget gap that could reach more than $100 million for the 2012-13 school year.
Closing or realigning 14 campuses would save $5 million annually, according to the district, but Barnett said too many of the schools on the list are concentrated in neighborhoods he represents.
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
Showers will be mostly light Saturday morning, decreasing into early Saturday afternoon. Another round of showers expected to push through late afternoon ending late Saturday night.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The owners of Hauser's Patio reached out to News 8 Friday morning asking to be put in contact with the couple who had their furniture stolen from their patio in Pacific Beach this week.
On Thursday night, the HeartCore Leadership company purchased thousands of dollars worth of Domino's Pizza to feed San Diego's homeless in downtown.