|From the Reporter|
|The Big News, Part I|
|Schools trustee Scott Barnett wants the district to end the heated process of closing schools, worried his district will bear the brunt because of his colleagues’ inability to make tough political decisions. President Richard Barrera says he’s already on it, concluding that schools should only be closed if it improves service for kids. |
|The Big News, Part II|
|Credit ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded the San Diego Unified School District’s credit rating one notch, citing its failure to make enough cuts to keep pace with shrinking revenues. |
|How They Tie Together|
|With district leaders saying they’re on the brink of insolvency, the cuts they choose to make — and not to make — could have a major impact on the district’s tenuous financial condition, its ability to borrow money and class sizes and services.