Lodi Unified School District will spend more than $21.5 million on contracted services in 2010-11. Some are asking: Can district survive without them?
Outside the district, despite budget cuts
Nawaz Shah, left, and Ramiz Khan, center, assist Jennifer Ortiz, 13, with her math homework during the afterschool Bridge Program at Lodi Middle School on Thursday. The program, in partnership with the Lodi Boys and Girls Club, which has seven teachers, three paraeducators and five general staff members assisting 170 students, is one of many services contracted with school district funds. (Dan Evans/News-Sentinel)
Posted: Saturday, August 14, 2010 12:00 am
This school year, Lodi Unified School District will pay more
than $21.5 million in contracted services, including close to half
a million dollars in legal services. These contracts do not include
This money — approximately 9 percent of the district's annual
budget — goes toward services the district can't provide in-house,
such as legal assistance and certain counseling programs.
Saturday, August 14, 2010 12:00 am.