LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles schools superintendent says the district faces a $268 million budget deficit for the next academic year that could affect up to 3,300 jobs.
Superintendent Ramon Cortines said in a statement Tuesday that he proposes partially covering the shortfall by using $103 million in federal jobs funding and reducing expenses by $5 million at central headquarters and district offices.READ MORE: Man, 52, Taken Into Custody After Alleged Bomb Threat At U.S. Post Office In Oxnard
The rest will have to come from employee givebacks. Cortines says the district will discuss several options with unions to avoid layoffs: pay cuts, seven furlough days, or a combination of furloughs and salary freezes.READ MORE: Up-And-Down Chargers Hold Off Bengals For 41-22 Victory
He notes the deficit could widen if the district loses special education and other federal funding for low income students.MORE NEWS: AP: Chris Cuomo Accused Of Sexual Harassment Days Before CNN Firing
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