LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education on Tuesday moved to restore its full 180-day academic year after years of furloughs and deep budget cuts.
KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta reports the Board unanimously approved the request from Superintendent John Deasy.
Deasy lauded the Board’s decision to rescind 10 furlough days, which will give students district-wide their first full school year since 2008.
He credited voters with making the right decision on Proposition 30, which calls for a quarter-cent sales tax hike and higher income taxes on the wealthy to fund public education.
“With the passage of Prop. 30, we have staved off devastating, immediate cuts,” Deasy said.
The district would have faced up to $255 million funding cut if Prop. 30 had failed to pass.
However, Deasy warned the LAUSD may still face possible federal funding cuts.
The five additional school days will be tacked on to the end of the current semester and will be announced at a later date.