Nearly two years after the school district asked the state for a bailout to stop it from going bankrupt, Inglewood Unified school district is still deep in the red. It has spent more than half of a $55 million loan from the state to keep shoring up the budget. It ran a $10 million deficit for the school year that's about to end.
Don Brann — a trustee hired by the state to turn the district around — is projecting a $2 million deficit next fiscal year. And that's if he makes unpopular cuts, which county and state officials said should have been made during the recession.