State creates 'School Financial Emergency' webpage

The state Department of Education has created a new webpage to give taxpayers a look at the budget cuts and teacher layoffs happening across California.

The department created a "School Financial Emergency" page on its website to keep state residents up-to-date on the "dire fiscal situation facing the state's public school system," according to a news release from the department.

The webpage gives an introduction into the financial crisis in education, a tally of educators let go across the state and a county-by-county look at the budget cuts each district faces.

Information for the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, which serves Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, wasn't available online as of Tuesday.

—Britney Barnes

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