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Board OKs $40M in Funding Shifts, Cuts

The Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education has approved more than $40 million in funding shifts and budget cuts to cope with the state budget crisis. The school district must prepare for the worst while the governor and Legislature work to finalize the state budget in coming months. The cuts here include broad-based reductions throughout the school district, allowing LBUSD to avoid issuing the dreaded March layoff notices that so many other school districts are issuing to hundreds of teachers. The Board approved cuts at meetings on Feb. 19  and March 4.