Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Board to Continue Budget Deliberations

In order to continue to refine not only the 2009-10 school year budget but projections for the 2010-11 spending plan as required by the state, San Diego Unified's Board of Education received an updated report from the district Finance Department that showed the 2009/2010 can be balanced with the budget reductions adopted earlier this month. The Board plans to consider the proposed budget for final adoption on June 23.

Board members have until June 30 to submit a balanced budget to the County Office of Education. The District is also required to include projections for balanced budgets in 2010-11 and 2011-12. District staff presented projections that show a deficit of $77.5 million in 2010-11 that will need to be addressed with additional budget reductions. Board members asked staff to further refine their projections and alternatives for balancing the budget projections for the 2010-11 budget year as part of the staff presentation planned for the June 23 meeting.

Dates for additional special meetings have not yet been set, but notices of the meeting will be posted at http://www.sandi.net/indices/board.htm