Tuesday, March 13, 2012

LAUSD Avoid Massive Program Cuts; Asks Unions For Concessions

The Los Angeles Unified School District has passed a tenuous budget fix that would solve a nearly half a billion dollar deficit and preserve threatened programs, including adult and early childhood education. It relies on the passage of a parcel tax, which requires a two-thirds vote. It also relies on getting concessions from labor unions, including lower salaries and furlough days from classified workers and teachers. Dan Fritz reports.