The statewide Education Coalition at a March 13 briefing for reporters in Sacramento released a chart illustrating what another $4.8 billion in cuts could mean to the state’s already financially beleaguered public schools.
“Trigger cuts” of that magnitude are part of the governor’s budget proposal, a fall-back position if voters do not pass his tax initiative in November.
As of March 16, educators around the state had already received more thna 19,500 layoff notices, with more expected as some districts consider adopting worst-case scenario budgets.
The Coalition, which represents more than a million Californians, has been urging lawmakers to reject any additional cuts as they adopt a 2012-2013 state spending plan.
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