SAUSD school board balances the budget by slashing special education

“Santa Ana Unified trustees voted late Tuesday to cut $13.5 million from the district’s budget as part of an effort to erase a projected deficit next school year,”  according to the O.C. Register.

Parents and teachers said that “the cuts would lead to more lawsuits and inadequate service to special education students.”

I am not aware of any other Orange County school districts that are balancing their budgets on the backs of their special education students.  Only in Santa Ana can a school board get away with this because parents are not well informed and are not vocal enough.

And I still have not seen ANY administrative budget cuts.  The SAUSD has not fired any administrators nor have they cut their salaries.  Instead they are going after the kids that need the most help.  How very sad.  And possibly illegal.  I fully expect the SAUSD administration to get in trouble over these cuts.  They rarely manage to do anything right…

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