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Budget woes hit Seattle, Tacoma, and Marysville schools [Video]

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SEATTLESeattle Public Schools is grappling with a budget shortfall of over $100 million, prompting the district to plan the closure of 20 elementary schools.

The district is holding a meeting tonight at Roosevelt High School to address these controversial cuts. From North Sound to South Sound, budget issues have put some of the biggest districts in the state in a bind.

In Tacoma, the district faces a $15 million budget shortfall, leading to the proposed elimination of career-guidance counselors. During a packed school board meeting last week, parents and students expressed their frustration.

“Losing these positions is going to impact Tacoma‚Äôs most marginalized students,” said one concerned parent.

“Much of the work of the displaced members will fall on the plates of already overworked and overloaded educators,” remarked one teacher.

Responding to the concerns, Tacoma Public Schools had this to say:

“As we have navigated our budget shortfall, TPS has …

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