Sacramento City Unified Schools Consider Budget Cuts

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, November 10, 2008

Declining enrollment and the slow economy have Sacramento Public School Officials looking at budget cuts. 
Sacramento City Unified School District anticipates a seven-million dollar shortfall in the next budget cycle.
The school board says its may have to consolidate services or bring in more money by selling advertising displayed on some district vehicles.
District Spokeswoman Maria Lopez says the goal it to trim spending without making it obvious in the classroom… 
“where we can we’re trying to see where we can bring in money…either by renting out space.  Here for example at our administrative building we are already doing that.  We could do more of that and we’re always looking at new ways we can bring in more revenue…
Lopez says the district wants to avoid selling school buildings.   That’s because enrollment is expected to increase after 2014 and the district needs the classroom space. 
She says no changes would be made until the plan goes through a series of public hearings early next year.