Sac City Unified sports, gifted programs could face cuts

Apr 7, 2019 by

Emotions ran high at the Sacramento City Unified school board meeting Thursday night as members heard that key programs such as sports and Gifted and Talented Education could be cut if the district fails to close a $35 million budget gap.

Sacramento City Unified faces a June deadline to balance its budget and avoid a state takeover. Adding to the pressure, its teachers union plans to strike April 11.

Before the presentations Thursday night, district Superintendent Jorge Aguilar told the audience they would likely hear emotional comments from leaders who fear their programs will soon be cut.

Representatives of a dozen programs, including the Gifted and Talented Education program, Student Support Centers and the district-wide athletics department, spoke about their impact on students.

 

Source: Sac City Unified sports, gifted programs could face cuts | The Sacramento Bee

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