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Gov.'s Initial Budget Slashes Billions

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s initial budget proposal calls for more than $2 billion in additional cuts to K-12 schools.

The budget proposal must now go to the state Legislature.  Last year, the Long Beach Unified School District did not learn until the end of the school year how much funding Sacramento planned to provide for that year, and the school district experienced more cuts at that time.

LBUSD has cut more than $100 million over the past five years and must cut $90 million more over the next two years.  That’s without counting the additional millions of dollars in local cuts that would result from this latest proposal from the governor.