By Keri Luiz
Benicia Unified School District Board President Rosie Switzer said the district should be able to hold down the fort amid the first wave of announced state budget cuts.
Gov. Jerry Brown ordered $1 billion in mid-year cuts Tuesday to the state’s budget. While the cuts to K-12 education were not as bad as originally predicted, schools did not go unscathed: Among the reductions are $248 million from home-to-school transport, effective Jan. 1, plus an additional $79.6 million effective Feb. 1, 2012.