Inglewood schools: What's wrong, what's the fix?

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Inglewood Unified School District elementary schools were praised nearly a decade ago, but now budget cuts put that reputation for excellence in peril. The district is on the brink of being taken over by the state.

Financial officials estimate the district could run a $4 million deficit by May, ballooning to $18 million by June.

What went wrong, and what can be done to bring school finances back under control? What will be the consequences to you and your community from deep cuts in the district's budget?

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