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.
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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