$600 million deficit could result in more than 5,000 layoffs in L.A.

04/16/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

More than 5,000 Los Angeles educators and other school staff may be laid off to balance a $596 million budget deficit for the 2009-10 school year, the district's school board decided on a 4-3 vote Tuesday. "Anger is appropriate and outrage is appropriate," said board President Monica Garcia, who voted for the layoffs. "Nobody wants to do these layoffs."

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