- Budget concerns in Lodi Unified School District
For Lodi Unified School District, the first-interim budget
reports are coming due. Chief Business Official Tim Hern is
preparing them now to present to the board of trustees on Dec.
The problem? It’s unlikely that the state will release concrete
information before Dec. 15.
Until then, Hern is basing his report on information from
legislative analysts, who say the worst case scenario is a $190 per
student cut. It’s possible for the district to stretch enough to
cover up to $250 per student in cuts.
But that reserve is on paper only.
“We don’t want to spend the reserve. It will cause the district
cash flow problems,” Hern said.
For now, however, he said the district has its bases
— Sara Jane Pohlman
Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2011 12:00 am
Galt’s two school districts are among the state’s smaller
districts eyeing California’s mid-year budget cuts with the keenest
When the California Legislative Analyst’s Office announced a
$3.7-billion state shortfall in mid-November, local officials
started recalculating figures already forecasted when the state
pulled the so-called trigger.
Thursday, December 1, 2011 12:00 am.