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Glendale Schools Face Fiscal Crisis

The district expects a weak budget in the next three years, forcing staffing cuts and larger class sizes.

Glendale Unified School District announced that area schools are facing fiscal crisis

A weak budget may mean cutting personnel and increasing class sizes next school year, Eva Lueck, the district's chief business and financial officer, told The Glendale News-Press

The district did not receive the $150 million over the last five years that it expected, Lueck told the newspaper. This prompted $30 million in cuts. Secretaries, counselors and clerical employees were let go, including the district's own spokesman. 

A new round of cuts could force early retirement plans or layoffs for about 75 teachers, The News-Press reported. California education officials also gave GUSD permission to shorten the school year to save money. 

Read the full News-Press story here. 

The next community budget meeting will be held at Glendale High School at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 and at Hoover High on Oct. 22.

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M Wiggins October 11, 2012 at 03:56 PM
I will believe GUSD really sees a need for fiscal change when they have seriously cut the Superintendent's salary and weeded out those little-known jobs being given as favors. GUSD is far from a lean school district. If they are not responsible with the money they have, why should we give them more. Stop making the teachers and students pay for the administration's greed.
L. Miketta October 12, 2012 at 03:56 AM
I am a 21 year veteran teacher in Glendale Unified schools and I support my superintendent and our school board. While other districts increased K-3 to 30 to 1 they have tried to maintain low ratios in these grades. To accomplish this, district jobs were cut drastically over the last decade and programs were eliminated. While I cannot speak for the entire district, I know that every employee at my school site works diligently to maintain high standards in all areas. Where are the little known jobs given as favors?

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