By Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 11/14/2011 04:58:05 PM PST

CHINO – Chino Valley Unified School District board members will meet Thursday night continuing an all-too-frequent ordeal for the district: considering budget cuts.

Superintendent Wayne Joseph has presented a 33-item list of possible cuts to the board which will have to take place if the state fails to raise sufficient money for the rest of the fiscal year.

The list includes the elimination of nurses, elementary music programs, busing, librarians and several assistant principals, among the possible cutbacks.

In total, the list of cuts adds up to $11.3 million for the next school year and $12.2 million to the 2013-14 school year.

The district faces $7.8 million in cuts for the next school year if the state is unable to hit its budget targets.

The superintendent described the deficit as deleterious.

“These cuts have faces, they are people. I don’t feel good as a superintendent knowing that I am recommending that people lose their jobs and be thrust into an economy where there aren’t many jobs,” Joseph said.

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