Daily Republic: Solano County schools grapple with budget cuts, tough decisions

FAIRFIELD — School districts in Solano County continue to face tough decisions.

After a year that threatened popular programs, featured a school closure and cut student transportation — a cut that was partially reversed — school district officials face myriad tough decisions.

Parents, taxpayers and students stepped up to the plate to save the programs and schools they love.

The Save Our Athletic Programs of the Fairfield-Suisun School District, which was integral in saving athletics for the 2010-11 season, was taken over by a group of students passionate not about just saving athletics, but all extracurricular activities. The district will count on the organization and others to raise more money to keep athletics afloat next year after teachers took a pay cut in the spring to save after-school programs.

Other programs, such as Music Matters of Vacaville, aim to fill the music education gap for students and schools whose music programs have been cut.

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