Over the past three years we have faced an onslaught of state funding cuts resulting in a loss of $9 million annually to our District. To put this into perspective, we are now being funded at the level we were in the 2005-2006 school year. Up to this point, the District has been able to protect the core academic programs through a combination of management layoffs, elimination of instruction and clerical support at the central office, department operational budget reductions, and one-time funding sources such as federal stimulus dollars, the “Their Future is Now” campaign from the spring of 2010 and the savings achieved from employee furlough days from the 2010-2011 school year.
Even though the final budget picture for the 2011-2012 school year is not known and there is a chance that our funding could still be significantly cut, the leadership of the District has decided that given the encouraging news around the May Revise, in combination with the passage of Measure C and increasing primary class size to 24:1, all “lay-off notices” given this spring to probationary and permanent teachers, middle school counselors, custodians and library media clerks have been rescinded. In addition, no furlough days are being planned for next year (returning five days of student instruction to the calendar).
CUSD Budget Documents
***The Annual Financial Report represents the final actuals for a particular fiscal year. Once completed, the Annual Financial Report replaces the Adopted Budget and the First and Second Interim Reports for that year.