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Tue Jun 26, 2012, 12:58 AM

S.F. schools face big cuts, furloughs under budget

District officials say they'll need $30 million more than they'll get from local, state and federal sources to cover the $597 million needed for payroll, student programs and administrative costs.

The district will use some of its reserve funds and $6 million from the city's Rainy Day Fund to help cover costs. But there will still be cuts - and a lot of them.

While $597 million might sound like a lot of money, the proposed budget up for a school board vote Tuesday night is austere, district officials said.

It includes a shorter school year, 176 days instead of 180, with teachers taking four furlough days. Other district staff would take five.

It increases third-grade class sizes from 20 to 22.

Raises are almost nonexistent.


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