"Great News" on West County (Calif.) Schools Debt, Superintendent Says

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The West Contra Costa school district is on the verge of breaking free of long-standing, crippling debt caused by "financial disasters" of two decades ago, said schools Superintendent Bruce Harter.

In a "Getting Debt Free" message dated November 2011 on the district web site, Harter said the district expects very soon to be rid of three long-term debts — two to the state and one to IBM.

Although the district still faces serious funding cuts from the continuing erosion of state support, the end of the long-term debts means an increase of about $3.8 in the district budget for school programs and services, Harter said.

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