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San Francisco Public Schools Face $75M Deficit

San Francisco Examiner-

San Francisco public schools, bracing for years of high deficits, stand to gain a much-needed $124 million collected from 2018’s Proposition G — but the funds remain stalled in litigation and it could take years for them to be released.

Until then, the San Francisco Unified School District must contend with overwhelming projected deficits of $75.4 million for the next fiscal year and $94.3 for the 2022-23 year. It’s also in the throes of finalizing plans to bring students back in person, which could ultimately cost up to $38 million, according to new figures released by district officials at a meeting on Wednesday.

SFUSD officials expect the state to issue a qualified certification of its budget, which occurs when districts may not be able to pay its bills for the current or immediately upcoming fiscal years.

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