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News - August 26, 2016

School trustees disagree over urgency of making up budget gap

Board eyes more conservative revenue projections for future years

by Elena Kadvany

Palo Alto school board members supported the most conservative budget forecasts for the next five years during a discussion Tuesday on how to fix a $3.3 million budget shortfall — the result of overly ambitious estimates of property-tax revenues. At the same time, at least two board members pressed for a comprehensive list of potential budget areas to cut now rather than put off the difficult decisions till next year.

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