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The San Diego Unified School District board approved a contentious $2.2 billion budget today, despite remaining concerns about elements of the spending plan for the fiscal year that begins next week.
With two of the five school board members voting against the document, the trustees adopted the district’s budget on the condition that certain elements of the plan would be discussed — and potentially reconsidered — next month, after the document is submitted to county officials.
District staff warned Wednesday that they would be unable to incorporate any changes the school board would have made this week in time to complete the budget document before the required July 1 submission deadline. That position angered board members John de Beck and Mitz Lee, who voted against the plan, complaining that the timing of the budget’s release left too little time for adequate review.
Yesterday, the board rejected the budget by a 3-2 vote.
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