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Creativity, imagination, courage & sacrifice…

…SCUSD Superintendent Jonathan Raymond says these are the virtues the district’s decision makers will employ to close a $30 million gap in the 2010-11 budget.

Raymond, in conjunction with the consulting firm of School Services of California, previewed a worst-case-budget-reduction-scenario that will be presented in its entirety before the school board tonight.

What’s at stake?
Programs — like the one at Charles A. Jones Career & Education Center
Staff — many within the district may be laid off or furloughed.
Schools — some may close, although Raymond says he doesn’t foresee closures this year, the big picture includes plans to balance the budget (close to the bone) until the year 2015 affording “no luxuries.”

Today at Cal Middle, Raymond will reveal preliminary results of the district’s online survey. What was a big issue among survey takers? Class size reduction.

Tonight, Raymond will combine the data from the survey with that of recommendations from the (community-led) ad hoc committee created to inform the board on what its priorities should be.

On March 4th, the trustees will be faced with difficult choices. What programs and services are the most “mission critical?”

More bad news:
Central Office and Certificated Lay Off Notices will go out by March 15
Classified Lay Off Notices will go out by April 15

Watch the board meeting tonight online. Live stream begins at 6:30 p.m.

Written by scusdobserver

February 18, 2010 at 4:06 pm