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RE: [wccusdtalk] THE TRIGGER CUTS ARE COMING

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  • Robert Studdiford
    Not good. I hope to hear from Sherry on this one. Robert From: wccusdtalk@yahoogroups.com [mailto:wccusdtalk@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of c slamon Sent:
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      Not good. I hope to hear from Sherry on this one.



      Robert



      From: wccusdtalk@yahoogroups.com [mailto:wccusdtalk@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of c slamon
      Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:53 AM
      To: wccusdtalk
      Subject: [wccusdtalk] THE TRIGGER CUTS ARE COMING





      Are we going to shorten the school year for K-12 students? I hope we don't
      shoot ourselves in the foot.

      This is part of the article in today's Chronicle - California Voters Oppose
      Trigger Cuts, Poll Shows.

      "Mark DiCamillo, director of the Field Poll, said voters generally had no
      major objections to spending cuts that were part of the budget, but feared
      deeper reductions.

      "The public is fearful of cuts to K-12 schools, higher
      education<http://www.sfgate.com/education-guide/>and public health
      budgets. That's what they're concerned about," he said.
      While state financial officials have touted the trigger cuts, DiCamillo said
      of the public, "They're not accountants."

      As part of the budget passed by the Legislature in June, lawmakers put in
      place $600 million in automatic cuts to higher education and health and
      social programs if tax revenues fall short of projections by more than $1
      billion. A second level of cuts, which could reduce the school year by up to
      seven days, would take place if revenues fall short by more than $2 billion.

      Over just the first two months of the fiscal year, tax revenues are $596
      million below what was forecast as part of the budget, according to the
      Department of Finance."

      Read more:
      http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/09/20/BAS31L6IHH.DTL#i
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