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    Written by Emily Alpert

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    George Holbrook
    George Holbrook subscriber

    If you can't make payroll, what difference does it make about getting labor unions to agree to anything. Once you are out of money and the wallet is empty, the game is over.

    geoh808
    geoh808

    If you can't make payroll, what difference does it make about getting labor unions to agree to anything. Once you are out of money and the wallet is empty, the game is over.

    Paul M Bowers
    Paul M Bowers subscriber

    Better still- let's reject SDUSD's oversight altogether. Most charter enthusiasts would welcome the autonomy, thanks!

    Paul M Bowers
    Paul M Bowers

    Better still- let's reject SDUSD's oversight altogether. Most charter enthusiasts would welcome the autonomy, thanks!

    Rick Johnson
    Rick Johnson subscriber

    D-Z Somebody else can look at them.

    Simplat
    Simplat

    D-Z Somebody else can look at them.

    John de Beck
    John de Beck subscriber

    Sadly all of this could have been prevented IF austerity measures I proposed over three years ago were impemented. Accumulating savings as suggested could have changed everything. Like compounded interest, the deficit is now overwhelming and little can be done but pray! Those on the board who have let this happen need to be removed in the next election. Of course some are just not going to run...and that is fine. Check out the PROMISES of the new candidates because people that promise smaller class sizes, and keeping everything the same, and WHO blame the state for everything are joining the charade!

    deBeck
    deBeck

    Sadly all of this could have been prevented IF austerity measures I proposed over three years ago were impemented. Accumulating savings as suggested could have changed everything. Like compounded interest, the deficit is now overwhelming and little can be done but pray! Those on the board who have let this happen need to be removed in the next election. Of course some are just not going to run...and that is fine. Check out the PROMISES of the new candidates because people that promise smaller class sizes, and keeping everything the same, and WHO blame the state for everything are joining the charade!

    Frances O'Neill Zimmerman
    Frances O'Neill Zimmerman

    Geez, Rich Gibson, at 10:57 p.m. on a Wednesday I'd have thought you'd be downtown with the Occupy folks. They could use some ideological direction.

    Paul M Bowers
    Paul M Bowers subscriber

    Well, the "Budget Doomsday" will certainly be a subject on this week's VOSD radio show, (and podcast!) recorded earlier then slated for broadcast on AM 600 KOGO and now FM 95.7 at 7:30 on Saturday morning. I'll be guest hosting with Andrew Donahue, and my knees are shaking with fear I'll let an obscenity slip. Or, more likely, he'll have a question I can't answer.

    Paul M Bowers
    Paul M Bowers

    Well, the "Budget Doomsday" will certainly be a subject on this week's VOSD radio show, (and podcast!) recorded earlier then slated for broadcast on AM 600 KOGO and now FM 95.7 at 7:30 on Saturday morning. I'll be guest hosting with Andrew Donahue, and my knees are shaking with fear I'll let an obscenity slip. Or, more likely, he'll have a question I can't answer.

    richard gibson
    richard gibson subscriber

    kers, everywhere. Shut it down. All of it. Strangle that exploitative beast until it chokes or retreats. And welcome back Ms Alpert.

    Rich Gibson
    Rich Gibson

    kers, everywhere. Shut it down. All of it. Strangle that exploitative beast until it chokes or retreats. And welcome back Ms Alpert.

    Tammy Tran
    Tammy Tran subscriber

    E-learning and e-teachers - students can learn wherever and whenever they want, less teachers needed.

    TammyT
    TammyT

    E-learning and e-teachers - students can learn wherever and whenever they want, less teachers needed.

    Scott Hasson
    Scott Hasson subscriber

    The TCC will take a position on how we, the community can support our children and schools. All are invited.

    scotthasson
    scotthasson

    The TCC will take a position on how we, the community can support our children and schools. All are invited.

    Richard Rider
    Richard Rider subscribermember

    Why are we now surprised at their complete incompetence in handling an operating budget?

    Richard Rider
    Richard Rider

    Why are we now surprised at their complete incompetence in handling an operating budget?

    Ian Trowbridge
    Ian Trowbridge subscribermember

    In this country, education is diminished by an adversarial approach that includes teachers unions insisting on protecting poor teachers and preventing good teachers to educate rather than teaching to the test. There is plenty of blame to go around a San Diego Unified District without blaming the state.

    iantrowbridge
    iantrowbridge

    In this country, education is diminished by an adversarial approach that includes teachers unions insisting on protecting poor teachers and preventing good teachers to educate rather than teaching to the test. There is plenty of blame to go around a San Diego Unified District without blaming the state.

    Frances O'Neill Zimmerman
    Frances O'Neill Zimmerman

    As a knee-jerk response, it's hard not to cheer for a state takeover that would fire our weak Superintendent of Schools and officially extinguish our feckless Board of Education. But what then would happen to our public school kids remains the great unknown, so I'm hoping for something better to occur -- like an exercise of genuine local authority at the School District before it is too late.

    Richard Rider
    Richard Rider subscribermember

    We all can certainly feel sorrow for the school district employees whose lives will be disrupted by this "unexpected" shortfall, but the REAL victims of this pathetic process are our kids. And that makes this mess all the more tragic.

    Richard Rider
    Richard Rider

    We all can certainly feel sorrow for the school district employees whose lives will be disrupted by this "unexpected" shortfall, but the REAL victims of this pathetic process are our kids. And that makes this mess all the more tragic.

    Michael Robertson
    Michael Robertson subscribermember

    I'm wondering if school board president Barrera EVER answers the call from reality phone and constructs a budget based on the funding the district will actually receive. Seems like his answer to every question is "ask Sacramento for more money". Fine if you want to do that in parallel to having a working budget, but apparently he thinks that a realistic budget is not his responsibility. The lack of leadership is utterly appalling.

    mp3michael
    mp3michael

    I'm wondering if school board president Barrera EVER answers the call from reality phone and constructs a budget based on the funding the district will actually receive. Seems like his answer to every question is "ask Sacramento for more money". Fine if you want to do that in parallel to having a working budget, but apparently he thinks that a realistic budget is not his responsibility. The lack of leadership is utterly appalling.

    Elmer Walker
    Elmer Walker subscriber

    Anybody with minimal intelligence knew the States revenue estimate would not be realized. The SDUSD B o D refused to use common sense and conserve funds, now we all will have to pay for their ineptitude.

    elmerew
    elmerew

    Anybody with minimal intelligence knew the States revenue estimate would not be realized. The SDUSD B o D refused to use common sense and conserve funds, now we all will have to pay for their ineptitude.


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