Interim Chancellor Kaya Henderson denied speculation Monday that the District can't afford the increased teacher salaries provided for in the 2010 collective bargaining agreement. Sources have identified the loss of millions in one-time 2010 "Edujob" funds from the Obama administration, along with reductions in certain special education monies, as part of the hole school officials are trying to fill. But Henderson didn't have much to say about either.

"We are taking into account changes in federal revenues as we finalize school budget allocations," she said.

One sign of the difficult days ahead was the refresher course that school principals took via conference...

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