Faced with dwindling enrollment and a projected 2006-07 budget with little to no wiggle room, the Santa Barbara School Board began the arduous task this week of looking at possible cuts. Though talks are still preliminary, the board voted unanimously Tuesday night to continue further down the path of compiling a list of budget cuts, as well as to secure quotes from fiscal consultants to conduct a study of the district’s current and compounding financial problems. The preliminary list of possible cuts includes elementary-school music programs, nurses and supplies, library media services, and psychologists.

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