Sac City Cancels K-8 Summer School

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, June 16, 2009

About 5,500 kindergarten through 8th grade students who were set to start summer school next week will have to find something else to do.

Maria Lopez is with the city school district. She says they’re one of many throughout California, cutting classes because of state budget cuts. 

“We’ve never had to cut summer school just a week or so before we get started in recent memory. Certainly in other years we’ve seen budget cuts and it has affected the kinds of programs we’ve been able to offer over the summer. But certainly not to this extent.” 

Lopez says the cuts will save the district about two-Million dollars over the next two-years. But summer school isn’t totally eliminated. All of the city’s comprehensive high schools will still offer classes to ninth-through-12th graders who need credits for graduation. 

Meantime, Natomas Unified School District officials have also voted to cancel summer school in all of their elementary and middle schools.