Sacramento schools’ money trouble just got worse: $48 million in cuts over two years

The Sacramento City USD is even more in the red than previously thought: By 2020, the district will have a structural deficit of $48 million by 2020 if cuts aren’t made, a gap that’s almost $12 million more than announced in June, and $8 million more than the district’s most recent estimates.

The district’s previous 2018-19 budget was rejected in August by the county superintendent for failing to address what was then estimated to be a $22.1 million shortfall next year, and a $40 million shortfall the following year that would not allow the district to set aside the state-mandated 2 percent of the budget towards reserve.

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