Bad budget means LAUSD students get early summer vacation

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LAUSD officials are looking for more budget cuts this week. Teachers across the district this weekend voted overwhelmingly to approve the contract that cuts the school year short to save money.

More than 600,000 school kids in the LAUSD will get out for summer vacation a week early because of budget cuts. Teachers also have seven furlough days next school year.

Teachers union president AJ Duffy says the agreement makes the best of a difficult situation. He says no teacher wants students to lose days in the classroom. But he says the agreement also prevents increasing class sizes and laying off teachers.

The school board is expected to sign off on the deal Tuesday. But the math still doesn't look good for the schools. Even after the cuts the LAUSD is $500 million short.