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Board Asks Unions' Help to Balance Budget

San Diego Unified's Board of Education set a tentative budget plan for the 2011-12 through 2013-14 fiscal years on Thursday night (June 2), with a board vote to ask its employee unions for deferral of negotiated pay raises and other concessions to help restore layoffs and balance the district's budget.

The plan, outlined in a joint memo to the Board by trustees Richard Barrera and Scott Barnett, asked staff to return for the Tuesday, June 14 meeting with a completed plan that would chart a course for the next three years and satisfy state requirements for a balanced budget.

The Board will meet Tuesday, June 7, but at this time is not scheduled to discuss budget issues.

Read a complete copy of the memo as adopted by the Board of Education.