A newly passed federal jobs bill that includes $10 billion for school districts to reverse or prevent teacher layoffs could bring more than $20 million to San Diego Unified schools, district officials estimate. President Obama signed the bill into law today.

School district spokesman Bernie Rhinerson said California still has to apply for the funds and can choose different ways to divide it, which could impact how much each school district gets.

But the news from Washington, however tentative, was still welcome to San Diego Unified, which has estimated that it faces a $127 million deficit for the next school year.

For more details on the federal bill, check out this story from the Associated Press.

— EMILY ALPERT

Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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