City Bails Out Schools While Taxpayers Boost School Board Salaries

San Francisco city supervisors are thinking they might need to bail out the local school district —  again. Understandably so: Schools are in dire financial straits.

But what's more difficult to understand is why taxpayers are being asked to increase salaries of the education board when there's no money.

The San Francisco Unified School District is facing a $113 million budget shortfall this year; tack on another $26 million from state cuts, and we have a real crisis on our hands. So on on Tuesday, city supes introduced a resolution that would allow schools to tap the city's rainy day fund.

If the resolution is approved, the school

district would be entitled to 25 percent of the fund, or $8 million this year.

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