Paso Robles: Griffin, Dugger and Packer ahead in race for school district board

Hoping to resolve a budget crisis in Paso Robles Public Schools, Katy Griffin, Jeanne A. Dugger and W. Jay Packer were heading toward election to the school district’s board.

Like other school systems, Paso Robles Public Schools is facing a budget crisis because of reduced state funding, and as a result it has been having to make cuts to various school programs and services.

Compounding the district’s money woes, other challenges ahead include declining enrollment — which also leads to reduced funding — and more state cuts expected.