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Many of Tucson’s government-funded (and most vital) organizations are facing serious budget cuts and pension problems, despite ruthless cutbacks in spending. Possibly solutions are still being discussed, but the problems are massive and costly.
Tucson Unified School District Takes a $6 Million Hit in Funds
In May of this year, the Tucson Unified School District faced a funding reduction of almost $6 million, and had to make layoffs to excess staff, and make cuts in transportation, custodians and maintenance workers, and materials and supplies in order to keep the school budget from dipping into the red.
The funding cuts to the Tucson Unified School District put strain on schools throughout the city, but administrators managed to make very few layoffs to teaching staff and administrators on the school level. They wanted the funding cutbacks to have as little direct impact on the students as possible. But their financial situation isn’t likely to improve in the near future, despite these budget changes; not unless they receive a new source of funding, and soon.