Thursday, June 18, 2009

Board Continues Budget Deliberations Tuesday, June 23

In order to continue refining budget projections for the 2010-11 school year, the San Diego Unified's Board of Education decided at a special meeting to have further discussion at the Tuesday, June 23, meeting.

At the special Thursday meeting, the Board discussed possible budget cuts for the 2010-11 school year, which must be submitted with the upcoming 2009-10 budget to the County Office of Education by July 1. The spending plan for 2009-10 was unchanged at Thursday's meeting.

Estimates are currently that the State of California will reduce San Diego Unified's funding by nearly $98 million for the 2010-11 school year. The Board discussed a number of funding options for future years, including a parcel tax, which would have to be approved by San Diego voters.

The meeting Tuesday is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Auditorium, Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal St. The meeting is open to the public and will be streamed live on the web. For more information on the meeting, go to