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SDUSD to approve contract agreement, budget

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    Wednesday, June 27 2012 7:53 PM EDT2012-06-27 23:53:08 GMT
    A tentative agreement with the San Diego Unified School District that would save nearly 1,500 teaching jobs in exchange for deferred salary increases was ratified by San Diego Education Association
     
    A tentative agreement with the San Diego Unified School District that would save nearly 1,500 teaching jobs in exchange for deferred salary increases was ratified by San Diego Education Association members, the union announced Wednesday. 

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is scheduled to meet Thursday to approve a contract agreement with teachers and give the go-ahead to its budget for the upcoming school year.

The contract, ratified by members of the San Diego Education Association with 67 percent support, calls for teachers to defer scheduled raises and take five unpaid days off in exchange for saving nearly 1,500 jobs. Up to 15 furlough days will be required if Gov. Jerry Brown's proposals to raise taxes fail at the ballot box in November.

The school district faced going into the next academic year with an estimated budget shortfall of around $120 million.

Trustees issued layoff notices in March to save $68 million. The teachers concessions equal that amount and cuts were made in other areas.

The proposed budget envisions $624.2 million in unrestricted general fund spending, compared to $729 million this year. Total expenditures from all funds is projected to be $1.8 billion, down from $2 billion this year.

The district projects a $98.4 million shortfall for the 2013-14 school year, and a $27.5 million deficit in 2014-15.

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