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South San ISD Superintendent says district has to make up $7.4 million deficit

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SAN ANTONIO- Another area school district is dealing with a multi-million financial deficit.

South San Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra said the district is losing enrollment and isn’t receiving additional funds from the State.

That’s put the district in a more than 7-million-dollar deficit.

Right now, Saavedra is looking at various options to make up that shortfall. One includes replacing librarians with library aides.

“That may or may not happen,” Saavedra said.

South San ISD isn't the only district in the red. On Monday we reported North East ISD’s 17-million-dollar deficit. SAISD is also hurting.

In a statement SAISD officials said:

“Due to a loss of student enrollment and state funding, SAISD is projecting a revenue decline for 2018-19 fiscal year. We are preparing an update for the board toward the end of this month and will be looking at projections for next year and its financial impact.”

In a statement officials with Northside ISD said:

“While the rate of student growth has slowed, NISD does continue to grow. In addition, because Northwest Bexar County and NISD are popular destinations for residential and commercial development, revenue remains stable."
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