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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Expanding L.A. School District Shuts The Door On New Hires

Even as the Los Angeles Unified School District is in the midst of a historic building boom that includes the massive and still-rising campus at the site of the Ambassador Hotel in Koreatown, Superintendent Ramon Cortines announced Monday that school hiring is being put in a deep freeze.

He made the decision in light of the district's $60 million deficit this year and a possible $480 million shortfall for the next school year.

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