At a special meeting last night to discuss the budget crisis, the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education began considering up to $155 million in potential cuts to be made over the next two years.
The proposed cuts would affect a wide array of programs, resulting in larger class sizes, selected school closures, and hundreds of layoffs of teachers, central office staff, school administrators, teachers, librarians, nurses, psychologists, counselors and others. Instructional programs, school safety, sports, music, transportation and other services would be affected, in some cases significantly.
The school district already has cut $170 million in the past three years.
A PowerPoint presentation from the school board meeting, along with an initial list of potential cuts discussed at the meeting, is available under the Jan. 26 Budget Update at www.lbschools.net.