Today’s Chronicle has a story about an additional series of cuts to close the state’s $24.3 billion deficit between now and June 2010. Here’s one nugget about how the cuts might affect SFUSD:
The elimination of state funds for school buses would mean a loss of $3.2 million for San Francisco Unified School District, jeopardizing school transportation for 7,000 students who rely on busing, said Myong Leigh, deputy superintendent for operations.
“We would have to take a real hard look at the pain of cutting transportation versus cutting money in other places instead,” he said.
We’ve been mostly shielded from making these kinds of painful decisions due to help from the City’s Rainy Day Fund. I think we’d better brace ourselves, however, because the really tough decisions are down the road.