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MPUSD considers consolidating schools

Preparing for school closures

MONTEREY, Calif. (KION) Monterey Peninsula Unified School District is considering consolidating schools as a way to deal with potential budget reductions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

The topic was on the Board of Education's Wednesday meeting discussion on the fiscal and budget implications of COVID-19.

An executive with School Services of California listed consolidating schools as a potential long term strategy to stabilize the budget, along with making cuts to positions, service reductions and furloughs.

The School Services of California presentation document lists protecting "classroom instruction and vital programs and operations
necessary to ensure continued student achievement and well
being" as one of the principles for fiscal stabilization.

We're told by MPUSD that they are still considering several options and it is still early in the process.

This comes as schools across the Central Coast remain closed as the shelter in place continues.

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Elisha Machado

Elisha Machado is a weekend anchor and multi-media journalist at KION News Channel 5/46.


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