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State Crisis Prompts $33M in Cuts Here

In light of California’s ongoing and steep reductions in education funding, the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education recently approved an estimated $32.6 million in budget cuts.  The school district faces major budget deficits requiring about $80 million in cuts for fiscal years 2010-11 and 2011-12 combined.

The latest round of cuts could affect more than 280 teaching positions and 170 management positions, as well as some support staff.  The school district does not yet know exactly which positions will be affected but is developing recommendations to be acted upon by the school board in the coming weeks.

Additional details were distributed to employees.