This coming school year, that hole will be filled with a bunch of one-time money: federal stimulus funds, unspent cash from previous years, and other sources that probably won’t be around next June. (No, that doesn’t include the problems uncovered by a private auditing firm this spring — or the $15 million from the state loan that will likely be used to pay for it. That’s not an ongoing expense, hopefully. )
Hal says he wants to start the 2010-11 budgeting process as soon as August. On the table: larger class sizes, school closures, mergers, furloughs, using money from once-restricted funds (such as adult education). There was a lot of talk tonight about “engaging stakeholders,” and not necessarily in a town hall setting. How do you think OUSD, with its new superintendent, should go about making these decisions?
You can find a presentation on the 2009-10 budget here.
image from kevindooley’s site at flickr.com/creativecommons